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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture
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[Shortening of for needlestick]
A colloquial term for puncture, esp. the puncturing of the skin or a blood vessel.
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Q. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet? My friend is following Fixed-menu diet which I didn’t hear before. He told that he is in diet but he is taking some of the food which he likes. I was confused, is he really sticking to diet?

A. Of course, your friend may be under diet control. I will tell you what fixed menu diet means? A fixed-menu diet provides a list of all the foods you will eat. The merits of this kind of diet are that it can be easy to follow because the foods are selected for you. However the demerit of this type of diet is that you get only few varieties of food which will make the diet boring and it will be hard to follow. If you start with a fixed-menu diet, it is easy to follow.

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As such, several driving forces in website stickiness have been identified, including customer satisfaction and repurchase (Khalifa, Limayem and Liu 2001, 2002), attitude toward a website and content quality (Lin, 2007) and time spent on a website (McCloskey, 2003-2004).
"Epidemics are sensitive to the conditions and circumstances of the times and places in which they occur." (19) The "Power of Context" is equally as important to epidemics as the "Law of the Few" and the "Stickiness" Factor since seemingly insignificant alterations in context can lead to massive changes.
Another look at stickiness was provided last week by Harvard University's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, which released "Stickier News: What Newspapers Don't Know about Web Traffic Has Hurt Them Badly -- But There is a Better Way."
In this paper team creative skills development is examined through stickiness stages, using the Synectics approach.
With this interaction in mind, a high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed to measure tannin stickiness.
Previous test methods for quantifying dough stickiness normally required manipulation of the dough sample immediately prior to testing.
Chromosome grouping during metaphase I and anaphase I led to the formation of chromosome stickiness bridges in telophase I (Figure 1G), observed only in MPP I.
Now, for new flavors (Blood Orange, Espresso, Very Berry and Chili Pepper) are presented in a palette that resembles a chocolate ban The petroleum-free gloss uses pure-pressed peppermint oil to give lips high shine and hydration, without stickiness. Natural flavoring from cocoa and fruit extracts arc used for taste and aromatherapeutic benefits.
Scientists who recreated the "ultra-bad" cholesterol in the lab attribute its stickiness to its unique shape, which is different from that of normal LDL cholesterol, according to findings released online May 26, 2011, in the journal Diabetes.
That stopped them--until the stickiness on the tape dried up several days later.
We remain Positive on Apple as we believe the move to the iCloud improves its competitive advantage as it syncs all consumer devices including Macs and increases the utility and stickiness of its ecosystem," Jeffrey Fidacaro, Susquehanna Financial Group, said in a note.
RBT constantly evolves, creating long-term customer stickiness and providing a sustainable revenue stream for operators.