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take

(tāk),
A successful grafting operation or vaccination.

take

Admission of patients to hospital either through A&E or by GP referral. The medical and surgical teams rotate on take during the day and at night. The firm in hospital on take administer patients and assume responsibility for their care.

take

Immunology noun A popular term for a vaccine's efficacy; it is said to 'have taken' if there is a ≥ 4-fold ↑ in antibody titers Transplant immunology The adherence of a free skin graft occurring between days 3 and 5 of the transfer of skin Vox populi Opinion, as in, '…what's your 'take' on this…'
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desires the favour of her to take the two children in; poor lady, she will be undone, their house is all of a flame,' They took the children in very civilly, pitied the family in distress, and away came I with my bundle.
And now both gods and mortals were fast asleep through the livelong night, but upon Mercury alone, the bringer of good luck, sleep could take no hold for he was thinking all the time how to get King Priam away from the ships without his being seen by the strong force of sentinels.
man may lose one far dearer than Achilles has lost--a son, it may be, or a brother born from his own mother's womb; yet when he has mourned him and wept over him he will let him bide, for it takes much sorrow to kill a man; whereas Achilles, now that he has slain noble Hector, drags him behind his chariot round the tomb of his comrade.
Couples in love, do indeed, take chances- they move in together after knowing each other for a short time, they change schools to be together, and they forgo condom usage thinking "this time won't end in a pregnancy." Taking chances has been studied under the rubric of "risk taking behavior".
Housing Authority, five years, incumbent Sam Gonyea had not taken out papers when The Item went to press; former Housing Authority member Esteban Mendoza did take out papers for the seat.
2 : to carry or go with from one place to another <I'll take you home.> <This bus will take us there.>
Take a sustained-release, first-generation antihistamine (the kind that can make you drowsy) like diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), bromphenifamine (Dimetapp), or clemastine (Contac, Tavist).
To operate at peak performance, take stock of your physical, emotional, and mental levels of initiative, awareness, and focus.
For example, if employees need to take a short leave to care for a spouse, they can use only part of their paid family leave allotment.