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cobra

 [ko´brah]
any of numerous extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India. They are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood, and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. A serum obtained from animals inoculated with cobra venom is used in counteracting the effects of the venom. Species include the Asian cobra and king cobra of Asia and the Egyptian cobra found throughout Africa and the Arabian peninsula. See also snakebite.

co·bra

(kō'bră),
Snakes generally of the highly venomous snake genus, Naja (family Elapidae); six species are recognized, all African except for the Asiatic cobra; typical behavior includes spreading of the neck (hood), rearing one third of the body off the ground, and, in some species, the spitting of venom, which is primarily neurotoxic. There are also cobras that belong to the genera Pseudohaje, Hemachatus, and Ophiophagus.
[Port. snake, from L. coluber, snake]

cobra

/co·bra/ (ko´brah) any of several extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India, which are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. Most inject venom by biting but some species, spitting c's, can eject a fine spray of venom several meters and cause severe eye irritation or blindness.

cobra

(kō′brə)
n.
Any of various venomous elapid snakes, especially of the genus Naja, that are native to Asia and Africa and are capable of expanding the skin of the neck to form a flattened hood.

cobra

[kō′brä]
any of numerous extremely poisonous elapid snakes commonly found in Africa, Asia, and India. They are capable of expanding the neck region to form a hood and have two comparatively short, erect, deep grooved fangs. A serum obtained from animals inoculated with cobra venom is used in counteracting the effects of the venom. Species include the Asian cobra and king cobra of Asia and the Egyptian cobra found throughout Africa and the Arabian peninsula. See also snakebite.

COBRA

[kō′brə]
Cardiology COmparison of Balloon vs. Rotational Angioplasty. A clinical trial comparing 2 methods of managing complex coronary lesions
Conclusion Both are effective with few complications
Managed care Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985. A federal act which requires employers to offer employee health coverage under the employer's group health plan for a period of time after a spouse’s death, job loss, work hour reduction, or divorce, allowing them to purchase continuation of health care coverage under the group’s medical plan Managed Care Contracting Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 1996

COBRA

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COBRA,

COBRA

(kō'bră)
Acronym for U.S. federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, which allowed fired workers to continue with group health insurance coverage for a period.

cobra

a venomous snake of the family Elapidae. Called also Naja spp.

cobra venom
a component, cobra venom factor, causes depletion of complement and is used experimentally to reproduce genetic complement deficiencies. Pharmaceutical preparations have been used intralesionally in acral lick dermatitis to cause a local hypalgesia.
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