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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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Alan Wake is a famous novelist with a serious case of writer's block which he seeks to cure by upping sticks from New York and settling down in the village of Bright Falls.
She's lived there all her life and cats hate upping sticks," the Daily Express quoted her as saying.
But in his quest to find all of the natural beauty the world has to offer, Attenborough-in-waiting Simon King is upping sticks and moving to the remote location.
Suppliers tired of health scares and recalls may want to consider upping sticks to Slovenia, where these things ore taken much more lightly.
Okay, so the catecholamine secreted by the adrenal medulla in response to stress to stimulate an autonomic nerve action can come in rather handy when you have suffered a heart attack because of a) horrific spread betting losses, b) your partner upping sticks and leaving you or c) a combination of both.
Inter haven't won Serie A for 15 years and president Massimo Moratti is thinking about upping sticks to another country.
Though many home improvers might admit that extension is not necessarily stress-free, it appears that it can pose apopular alternative to upping sticks completely.
COULD Corrie star Johnny Briggs be upping sticks from Stourbridge to Somerset?
Such was Gregory's loyalty to the Villa cause his house became a shrine to the famous Midlands club, but he may have to fork out a few quid on some refurbishments after upping sticks for Derby County.
Road racing enthusiast Josh Moody, 19, is upping sticks from his home in Stockton to try his luck on the Italian cycling scene.