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cap

 [kap]
1. a covering.
2. a maximum budgetary limit.
cervical cap a contraceptive device similar to the diaphragm but much smaller, consisting of a cup that fits directly over the cervix. It is only 60 per cent effective for women who have already given birth.
 The cervical cap is inserted much like the diaphragm. The woman should check to be certain that it is placed over the cervix. From McKinney et al., 2000.
cradle cap an oily yellowish crust that sometimes appears on the scalp of an infant, caused by excessive secretion by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Treatment of mild cases consists of daily shampoo with mild soap. It can be loosened with an application of mineral oil or baby oil prior to shampooing. Called also milk crust and crusta lactea.

CAP

(kap),

cap

(kap),
1. Any concave anatomic structure with the appearance or function of a close-fitting cover.
2. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
3. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth by means of an artificial crown.
4. A stage of odontogenesis.
5. The nucleotide structure found at the 5'-terminus of many eukaryotic messenger RNAs, consisting of a 7-methylguanosine connected, through its 5'-hydroxyl group, by a triphosphate group to the 5'-hydroxyl group of the first nucleoside encoded by the DNA; usually symbolized as m7G5'ppp5'N, where N is nucleoside number 1 in the transcribed mRNA and is itself often methylated; the cap is added posttranscriptionally.
6. A cluster of aggregated proteins on the surface of a cell.

cap

Abbreviation for capsule.

CAP

College of American Pathologists.

cap

(kap) a protective covering for the head or for a similar structure; a structure resembling such a covering.
acrosomal cap  acrosome.
cradle cap  crusta lactea.
duodenal cap  the part of the duodenum adjacent to the pylorus, forming the superior flexure.
enamel cap  the enamel organ after it covers the top of the growing tooth papilla.
head cap  the doubled-layered caplike structure over the upper two-thirds of the acrosome of a spermatozoon, consisting of the collapsed acrosomal vesicle.
knee cap  patella.
skull cap  calvaria.

cap

abbreviation for Latin capiat, "let him or her take," used in prescriptions.

CAP

2 (in molecular genetics) abbreviation for catabolic activator protein. CAP participates in initiating the transcription of ribonucleic acid in organisms without a true nucleus, such as bacteria.

CAP

Abbreviation for:
calcium phosphate
calcium-to-phosphorus (ratio)
camptodactyly arthropathy pericarditis
Canadian Association of Pathologists
cancer of prostate
capillaries
capitation
capsaicin
capsule
captopril
caput
carbamyl phosphate
carcinoma of prostate
catabolite activator protein
cationic activator protein
cell attachment protein
Center Accreditation Project
child abuse potential
children of alcoholic parents
chloramphenicol
cholesteric analysis profile test
chronic alcoholic pancreatitis
chronic apical periodontitis
clathrin-associated protein
client assistance program
clinical articulation profile (speech)
College of American Pathologists
common assurance process (Medspeak-UK)
community access programme
community-acquired pneumonia
compliance aid for pharmaceuticals
compound action potential
computerised automated psychophysiological device
corrective action plan (Medspeak-UK)
cost alocation procedure
Council on Alcohol Policy
criteria air pollutant
cyclase-activating protein
cyclic AMP
cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, prednisone
cystine aminopeptidase
cystylaminopeptidase

CAP

1. College of American Pathologists. See CAP inspection, CAP survey.
3. Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, prednisone–an oncology regimen.

cap

Dentistry A popular term for a crown, see there Gynecology See Cervical cap Managed care A limit on reimbursement for a health care service imposed by an insurance company or governmental agency. See Capitation Obstetrics See Cradle cap.

CAP

Abbreviation for catabolite (gene) activator protein.

cap

(kap)
1. Any anatomic structure that resembles a cap or cover.
2. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
3. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth by means of an artificial crown.
4. The nucleotide structure found at the 5' terminus of many eukaryotic messenger RNAs.

cap

(kap)
1. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
2. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth with an artificial crown.

cap,

n See crown.

CAP

1. chloroacetophenone; a gas used for riot control in humans. Causes weeping, the so-called tear-gas. Animals exposed to this lacrimator will also be affected.
2. catabolite gene activator protein.

cap

1. the top, to top.
2. an oval or thumb-nail shaped area of light-colored feathers covering the crown of lizard canaries.

dental cap
1. residual deciduous teeth sitting on top of erupting permanent teeth.
2. a crown prosthesis.
dental cap stage
the earliest stage in the development of the tooth, in the form of a tooth bud growing out of the primitive dental lamina.
spermatozoal cap
invests the head of the spermatozoa. Called also acrosomal cap, head cap.
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It's a beautiful day today and as I look around the ground I can see about 30 young girls all wearing Dutch caps.
The legendary Johan Cruyff, a man with more Dutch caps than a family-planning clinic, had written off the current Oranje crop before the tournament began.
It's reported that Kluivert, 38, who won 79 Dutch caps and also played for Ajax, AC Milan, Newcastle, Valencia, PSV Eindhoven and Lille, is eager to follow new Manchester United manager van Gaal to England.
In 244 senior appearances in Holland he has netted 78 times and made 48 goals, and he comes with a wealth of experience having won 10 Dutch caps and played in the Champions League.
Van Bommel, 36, who earned 79 Dutch caps and won titles in four different countries for PSV, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and AC Milan, said: "I had expected the referee to be more lenient, considering it was my last game.
I've done well for Swansea, we won the cup and then getting three Dutch caps were a bonus for me.