CAB

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CAB

Abbreviation for:
cabergoline
Cambridge Apraxia Battery
carbonic anhydrase B
carotid artery bruit
Change Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
chlorambucil
Choose and Book
chromogranin A and B
chronic asthmatic bronchitis
Citizens Advice Bureau (Medspeak-UK)
combined androgen blockade
Community Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
complete androgen blockade
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conventional amphotericin B
coronary artery bypass (surgery)

CAB

Abbrev. for cellulose acetate-butyrate, a plastic widely used to make one form of gas-permeable hard CONTACT LENS.

CAB 

Cellulose acetate butyrate is a transparent thermoplastic material that is used in the manufacture of gas permeable contact lenses as it transmits some oxygen. It is a copolymer with varying percentages of cellulose, butyryl and acetyl. CAB lenses vary in their characteristics depending on the percentages of the three components. It is also used to make spectacle frames.

CAB

1. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux.
2. circulation-airway-breathing. An alternate flow chart for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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The formulations without cellulose acetate butyrate produce far lower flop value and visually are darker with a more "grainy" appearance.
Cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) has been used for many years to improve the balance between flow, leveling, and antisag.
In the late '60s, Formed Plastics was rotomolding lighting globes of cellulose acetate butyrate, which could explode if the processing temperature rose too high.