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gap

 [gap]
an opening or hiatus.
anion gap the concentration of plasma anions not routinely measured by laboratory screening, accounting for the difference between the routinely measured anions and cations and equal to the plasma sodium − (chloride + bicarbonate); used in the evaluation of acid-base disorders.
auscultatory gap a period in which Korotkoff sounds disappear during auscultation of a patient' s blood pressure.

gap

(gap),
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.
4. A communicating junction.

gap

(gap) an unoccupied interval in time; an opening or hiatus.
air-bone gap  the lag between the audiographic curves for air- and bone-conducted stimuli, as an indication of loss of bone conduction of the ear.
anion gap  the concentration of plasma anions not routinely measured by laboratory screening, accounting for the difference between the measured anions and cations.
auscultatory gap  a period in which sound is not heard in the auscultatory method of sphygmomanometry.
interocclusal gap  see under distance.

gap

Etymology: OE, gapa, a hole
a short, missing segment in one strand of a DNA molecule.

gap

Vox populi A separation between 2 or more objects or processes. See Anion gap, AC-BC gap, Developmental gap, Gender gap, Osmolar gap, Utilization gap.

gap

(G) (gap)
1. A hiatus or opening in a structure.
2. An interval or discontinuity in any series or sequence.
3. A period in the cell cycle.

gap

(gap)
1. Space created because two adjacent teeth in dental arch do not touch.
2. A hiatus or opening in a structure.