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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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Or some pieces of your business that cannot tolerate price spikes may require a cap.
Finally, CAP stresses the autonomy of the actual residents of the neighborhood to plan and operate the program, as contrasted with the traditional organization in which control is vested in lay and professional persons who represent interests outside the neighborhood.
Caps are usually sold against the same indices as the floating-rate side of a swap for hedge periods under five years, but cap premiums tend to be prohibitively expensive for longer maturities.
Given the risk/reward ratio, a number of savvy chief executives will profit from the small cap run.
The Food and Drug Administration approved marketing of the cervical cap in May 1988 after a National Institutes of Health study and other reports demonstrated its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.
Grip the tang in the center of the fuel cap with a pair of pliers and pull the screen cap out.
All of this is subject to change with the impact of the Medicare reimbursement cap that went into effect this January.
Or, for a SNF with a high-acuity population of residents who stay on Part A for most of their time in the facility, the Part B cap isn't too problematic - most of their patients will have received most of their therapy by the time they move from the PPS/Part A situation on to Part B.
In Arizona, the cap-strapped Cardinals unloaded defensive end Clyde Simmons, who led the team in sacks last year, and 1,000-yard rusher Garrison Hearst to make room under the cap for first-round defensive end Simeon Rice and holdout defensive tackle Eric Swann.
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