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short

1. n. a small drink of hard liquor or of beer. I’ll have a short and a pack of cigarettes.
2. mod. having to do with a single drink of undiluted liquor. I’ll take mine short, innkeeper.
3. n. a purchase of drugs that counts or weighs out less than the amount agreed upon. You gave me a short. Fix it now, or this thing goes off accidentally in your ear.
4. tv. to give someone less of something than was agreed upon. They shorted us on the last order, so we switched suppliers.
5. n. a car. (Streets.) Man, that’s some short you got!
6. n. the sale of borrowed shares of stock; a short sale. (Securities markets.) There is a lot of covering of shorts this week. After that the market is in for a steady decline.
7. tv. to sell borrowed stock. (Securities markets.) The way the deficit is running, I’d short the whole market.
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Shortness of breath often combined with chest pain, light headedness and anxiety are signs of a heart attack.
Some patients first consult their physician because of shortness of breath upon exertion.
A high index of suspicion for coronary artery disease in high-risk patients with thoracic pain and shortness of breath--as well as a rapid, thorough evaluation--should keep you out of court (and your patients alive).
Although primary pulmonary hypertension strikes only 1 or 2 people in 1 million, a secondary form affects many more and can present similar symptoms, including shortness of breath, fatigue, fainting, and swollen limbs.
Readily identifiable signs are shortness of breath, fatigue, and swollen ankles and feet.
SHORTNESS OF BREATH led a 52-year-old woman to visit her medical group, where she was a long-time patient.
Cindy Foy also said she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, heart palpitations, shortness of breath and had trouble sleeping and missed work as a medical technician as a result of the incident.
British researchers find that women who cook with gas are at least twice as likely to experience wheezing, shortness of breath, and other symptoms of asthma as those who prepare meals using electric cooktops and ovens.
com will have additional eTutors available to students to help them cope with the midterm stress that can otherwise cause panic attacks, sweating and shortness of breath.
The causes of shortness of breath can include asthma, a heart attack, a blood clot in the lungs, a collapsed lung, anaphylactic shock and more.
A 42-YEAR-OLD WOMAN went to the hospital in February for chest pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath.
According to Goldberg, women suffering from heart attacks tend to experience: pressure or discomfort in the upper abdomen or in the lower chest; back pain; nausea; dizziness; unusual shortness of breath and unusual fatigue.
Chlordane-exposed individuals also experienced more asthma, shortness of breath, hair loss, seizures, and other health impairments.
the inventor of the device and the Chief Scientific Officer of the Company commented: "The amounts of fluid and salt removed, by the Wearable Artificial Kidney device in experiments, indicates that this application might significantly reduce the accumulation of water in lungs, alleviate shortness of breath, and swelling of the legs in patients suffering from decompensated Congestive Heart Failure.