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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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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).
Over a summer, a sticklike girl can blossom into a pinup, budding breasts and hips.
The sticklike, rooted saplings take a few years to fill out and flower, but their bargain-basement prices allow you to mass their forms inexpensively or to add them throughout the landscape as a repeating element.
THE Iron Man star, 35, quit her famous macrobiotic diet and lost her sticklike frame and pasty skin.
Her skinny arm shot sticklike from her housedress, fingering me as the villain, while regaling them with rattling waves of hoarsely spat Spanish.