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Nursing verb To perform a venipuncture


[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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Dried fruit and nuts and a daily stock of crudites - celery, carrot, apple, pepper in sticklike pieces - will help keep you going between meals.
So he came up with a sticklike solution and broached his neighbor, Tony Lee, to help him market it.
The images show spherical atoms, which are the smallest units of matter, of carbon and hydrogen and the sticklike bonds that hold them together.
Ultrastructural examination showed numerous sticklike, trapezoidal, or polygonal osmiophilic crystals and lysosomes in the cytoplasm of histiocytes (Figure 5).