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can·de·la (cd),

(kan'de-lă),
The SI unit of luminous intensity, 1 lumen per m2; the luminous intensity, in a given direction, of a source that emits monochromatic radiation of frequency 540 × 1012 Hz and that has a radiant intensity in that direction of 1/683 W per steradian (solid angle).
Synonym(s): candle
[L.]

candle

Etymology: L, candela, light
(in optics) the basic unit of measurement for luminous intensity, equal to 1/60 of the luminous intensity of a square centimeter of a black body heated to 1773.5° C or the solidification temperature of platinum, adopted in 1948 as the international standard of luminous intensity. Also called candela [kandē′lə] .
Candesartan vs. Losartan Efficacy Study. A trial comparing the antihypertensive effect of candesartan cilexetil—Atacand®—with losartan— Cozaar®
Conclusion Atacand®, an angiotensin receptor blocker, provided a significantly greater reduction in diastolic blood pressure than Cozaar®

CANDLE

Cardiology A clinical trial–Candesartan versus Losartan Efficacy Comparison–to compare the antihypertensive effect of candesartan cilexetil–Atacand® with losartan. See Candesartan cilexetil.
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Tom got down on his knees and felt below, and then as far around the corner as he could reach with his hands conveniently; he made an effort to stretch yet a little farther to the right, and at that moment, not twenty yards away, a human hand, holding a candle, appeared from behind a rock
No, sir," I answered; "but there has been a fire: get up, do; you are quenched now; I will fetch you a candle.
We will have candles if you wish for them yourself," replied Magdalen; "not otherwise.
Then, he took up the candle, and shading it with his murderous hand so as to throw its light on me, stood before me, looking at me and enjoying the sight.
But wait a little, while I go and light my candle, and I will return immediately and lay my sorrows before you as before one who relieves those of all the world;" and without staying for an answer she quitted the room and left Don Quixote tranquilly meditating while he waited for her.
You begin to feel more yourself again, sir," he said, as the candle went out and they were half-hidden from each other in the faint moonlight.
And he is waiting, this villain, beside that candle.
I put out the candle, and returned to the window in great perplexity.
If you want to give pleasure to others," cried the Roman Candle, "you had better keep yourself dry.
No it can't be, that would be too extraordinary," and at the very moment she thought this, the face and figure of Prince Andrew, in a fur cloak the deep collar of which covered with snow, appeared on the landing where the footman stood with the candle.
After the candle had been lighted Mombi ordered him to build a fire in the hearth, and while Tip was thus engaged the old woman ate her supper.
Groping his way toward the far end of the chamber, he sought the candle which Tarzan had left stuck in its own wax upon the protruding end of an ingot.