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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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Commenting on Zahra's case, Dr Kanojia said that the patient experienced backache and shortness of breath a couple of times earlier, which she treated with analgesics and felt better, but this time the pain was severe, rushing her to emergency.
In Zahra's case as well, she had experienced backache and shortness of breath a couple of times earlier too, which she treated with analgesics and felt better, but this time the pain was severe and she was rushed to the emergency room," said Dr Kanojia.
Medication can help manage symptoms of nausea and shortness of breath while other drugs can control the vast majority of cancer pain.
Using a study population located in the Midwest United States, serum CRP levels were determined in two distinct groups, physician-diagnosed asthmatics/participants reporting frequent shortness of breath and nonasthmatic/shortness of breath participants.
The condition, which is sometimes shortened to sesquippedalio phobia, can leave sufferers with shortness of breath, rapid breathing, an irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and also overall feelings of dread.
Smoking cigarettes now or in the past almost tripled the risk of noticeable lung problems like coughing and shortness of breath in people taking strong antiretroviral combinations.
We believe that all patients presenting to the emergency room with shortness of breath in which congestive heart failure might be a cause should have this test performed," says Dr.
We studied a 25-year-old man with a pierced tongue, who arrived at Memorial Health University Medical Center with fever, chills, rigors, and shortness of breath of 6 days' duration and had an aortic valvuloplasty for correction of congenital aortic stenosis.
By late April, the pneumonia-like SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome)--with its symptoms of high fever, headache and body aches, dry cough, and shortness of breath--had infected almost 4,290 people in 19 countries (including 39 in the U.
It can be very disconcerting for a finely conditioned triathlete to experience a shortness of breath when swimming, yet can breathe effortlessly when running or biking.
I would take the shortness of breath seriously since most healthy people who are not overtraining don't often get short of breath running in general.
The results can include coughing, mucous, shortness of breath, emphysema, and cancer.
According to a spokesperson for Antibody Assay Laboratories, which provides services to health care providers, "These chemicals off-gas into the environment, polluting indoor air with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can create symptoms from itchy eyes to shortness of breath, headaches and nausea.
About a month before the heart attack, women's symptoms included unusual fatigue (70%), sleep disturbance (48%) and shortness of breath (42%).
Two weeks before everything occurred, I had been experiencing some tightness in my chest, some shortness of breath," recalls Jenkins.