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Ara

Symbol for arabinose, or its mono- or diradical.

ABCC6

ATP-binding cassette sub-family C (CFTR/MRP) member 6. A gene on 16p13.1 that encodes a protein of the superfamily of ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters, which transport various molecules across extra- and intra-cellular membranes.

Significance
The encoded protein is involved in multi-drug resistance; mutations in ABCC6 cause pseudoxanthoma elasticum.

area of rescue assistance

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ARA

A safe haven near or linked to a building's evacuation route where people escaping an emergency can rest fully protected from hazards such as fire, smoke, or heat.

ARA

Abbrev. for Area Health Authority or associate of the Institute of Hospital Administrators.