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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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Participants reported whether they had chronic cough and/ or phlegm and whether they had shortness of breath upon exertion.
Receiver operating curves (ROC) were also plotted by using Med-calc software.19,22 We used combined chronic respiratory symptoms (cough + phlegm + wheeze + shortness of breath grade 2) as a diagnostic variable with percentage predicted lung volumes as a test variable to assess the sensitivity and specificity.
During an exacerbation, patients may experience increased shortness of breath and/or the inability to catch their breath.
In a 2007 study of more than 500 women, 95 percent of participants reported experiencing new symptoms at least a month before their heart attack, including unusual fatigue, sleep disturbance and shortness of breath.
Medication can help manage symptoms of nausea and shortness of breath while other drugs can control the vast majority of cancer pain.
As mentioned earlier, heart failure can lead to shortness of breath because the heart can't pump enough blood to reach all parts of the body.
The three most common symptoms were coughing (62%), shortness of breath (61%), and wheezing (53%).
The petitioner complained that he had been barred from appointment on the pretext of his shortness, inability to stand up for a long time and visual impairment.
Name Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
While it is recognized that various disorders can cause shortness of breath as well as elevated serum CRP values, the task was to ascertain whether a single-point assessment of serum CRP in combination with a self-report of chronic breathlessness was of clinical value or usefulness.
[] Tell your doctor about any changes in your symptoms, such as increased coughing, swelling or shortness of breath, as well as trouble sleeping or lying down.
Shortness of breath with a cough and sputum worsening each winter.
Talking to reporter here, she said other general symptoms of pneumonia include cough, which may or may not produce chills, fever, sweats, chest pain and shortness of breath.
She reported chest tightness and shortness of breath on exertion.
Between 2 percent and 6 percent reported recent wheezing, coughing and/or shortness of breath.