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cage

 [kāj]
a box or enclosure.
rib cage (thoracic cage) the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.

cage

(kāj),
1. A partly or completely open enclosure commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
3. An inert network surrounding an active molecule to be delivered to a chosen locus in its active state.
Synonym(s): cavea
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]

cage

(kāj) a box or enclosure.
rib cage , thoracic cage the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.

CAGE

[kāj]
a mnemonic abbreviation formed by the first letters of four questions designed to screen alcoholic patients: Cutdown, Annoyed by criticism, Guilt about drinking, and Eye-opener drinks.

DDX53

A gene on chromosome Xp22.11 that encodes a putative ATP-binding helicase with a conserved Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) motif.

cage

(kāj) [TA]
1. An enclosure made partly or completely of open work and commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
Synonym(s): cavea.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]

cage

an animal or bird enclosure with the walls made of rods or mesh to provide maximum restraint with greatest ventilation, reduction in weight, visibility and access to the inhabitant.

cage birds
companion birds that are customarily kept in cages to restrain and protect them.
cage biter syndrome
damage caused to the teeth of caged exotic animals, particularly large cats, from aggressive biting on the cage wire or bars.
cage layer fatigue
birds housed in cages may reach a stage where they are unable to stand up straight. They also develop very fragile bones. This problem is a common target for animal welfare complaints. It is a cause of wastage because of the rate of culling and because of splintering of bones and a resulting downgrading of carcasses at slaughter. Called also cage layer osteoporosis.
cage layer osteoporosis
removal of medullary and cortical bone from laying hens being fed a diet deficient in calcium. See also cage layer fatigue (above).
cage paralysis
see thiamin nutritional deficiency.
cage rearing
pigs that are weaned very early, e.g. at 3 weeks, are reared artificially in cages.
squeeze cage
cage with one wall capable of being moved inwards, usually by mechanical means, so that the inhabitant can be restrained sufficiently to prevent its movement and to allow access to suitable sites for the administration of injections. An essential piece of equipment for veterinarians working at zoos, circuses and game farms.

Patient discussion about cage

Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?

A. Im not really sure, but you may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Do you have any of these symptoms? Almost everything that i found with rib cage pain said something about IBS. Not really sure if this is your problem, but I hope this helps.

Q. What is cage questionnaire in screening of alcoholism and how effective is it?

A. CAGE questionnaire is a set of 4 questions to screen alcohol dependent person. A set of 4 question where if 2 are answered the alcoholism is diagnosed with various other tests. There are other type questionnaires like S-MAST, AUDIT, HSS, TWEAK, T-ACE, and CHARM. Questions asked are: (1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking (2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? (3)Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking (4) have you Ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover.

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References in classic literature ?
He paused a moment before the cages, with upraised sword.
Into the midst of them, when with more howlings and yelpings they were loaded into the baggage car, was Michael's cage piled.
till you wondered that it was not out of breath, or till John threw his handkerchief over the cage.
When her husband next went away for one day, she told on slave to turn under the bird's cage a hand-mill; another to throw water down from above the cage, and a third to take a mirror and turn it in front of its eyes, from left to right by the light of a candle.
In God's name, then, senor," replied Don Quixote; "if that be so, I would have you know that I am held enchanted in this cage by the envy and fraud of wicked enchanters; for virtue is more persecuted by the wicked than loved by the good.
A large male was battering frantically against the steel wires of the cage that held him captive.
THE orang-outang in the big iron cage lashed to the sheep-pen began the discussion.
In the morning came the fox again and met him as he was beginning his journey, and said, 'Go straight forward, till you come to a castle, before which lie a whole troop of soldiers fast asleep and snoring: take no notice of them, but go into the castle and pass on and on till you come to a room, where the golden bird sits in a wooden cage; close by it stands a beautiful golden cage; but do not try to take the bird out of the shabby cage and put it into the handsome one, otherwise you will repent it.
Carthoris turned suddenly upon the slave, hurling him to the opposite side of the cage.
Nevertheless, it was in fear and trembling, and with much encouragement on his part, that I at last approached the lion's cage.
As "the Fighting Wolf" he was known far and wide, and the cage in which he was kept on the steam-boat's deck was usually surrounded by curious men.
A DOVE shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of young ones which she had hatched.