CAB


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CAB

Abbreviation for:
cabergoline
Cambridge Apraxia Battery
carbonic anhydrase B
carotid artery bruit
Change Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
chlorambucil
Choose and Book
chromogranin A and B
chronic asthmatic bronchitis
Citizens Advice Bureau (Medspeak-UK)
combined androgen blockade
Community Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
complete androgen blockade
Consumer Advisory Board
conventional amphotericin B
coronary artery bypass (surgery)

CAB

Abbrev. for cellulose acetate-butyrate, a plastic widely used to make one form of gas-permeable hard CONTACT LENS.

CAB 

Cellulose acetate butyrate is a transparent thermoplastic material that is used in the manufacture of gas permeable contact lenses as it transmits some oxygen. It is a copolymer with varying percentages of cellulose, butyryl and acetyl. CAB lenses vary in their characteristics depending on the percentages of the three components. It is also used to make spectacle frames.

CAB

1. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux.
2. circulation-airway-breathing. An alternate flow chart for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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The stout man in uniform signaled to the other, who went out to the cab, while he followed Jurgis and his young master.
She reddened and hurried to the cab, where Agatha was.
As the cab drew up before the address indicated, the fog lifted a little and showed him a dingy street, a gin palace, a low French eating house, a shop for the retail of penny numbers and twopenny salads, many ragged children huddled in the doorways, and many women of many different nationalities passing out, key in hand, to have a morning glass; and the next moment the fog settled down again upon that part, as brown as umber, and cut him off from his blackguardly surroundings.
The lamp of the cab threw a gleam upon the door and the not brilliant handle of the bell.
Instantly the trapdoor at the top flew up, something was screamed to the driver, and the cab flew madly off down Regent Street.
It sometimes seemed as if she planned every word she spoke or caused to be spoken; as if all this worry about cabs and change had been a ruse to surprise the soul.
There he wrote a few lines, and ordered a messenger to take a cab to the Parker House and wait for the answer.
I'll put you in a cab and send you down to Victoria.
A BYSTANDER [on the lady's right] He won't get no cab not until half-past eleven, missus, when they come back after dropping their theatre fares.
First she was annoyed that there was no cab to free her from his company; then she recalled vaguely something that Mary had said to make her think ill of him; she could not remember what, but the recollection, combined with his masterful ways--why did he walk so fast down this side street?
That can hardly be his errand," said Summerlee, "for he was on the road in his cab before ever the crisis came.
With a low groan of misery, she threw herself back in the cab.