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CAB

Abbreviation for:
cabergoline
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carbonic anhydrase B
carotid artery bruit
Change Advisory Board (Medspeak-UK)
chlorambucil
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chromogranin A and B
chronic asthmatic bronchitis
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combined androgen blockade
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complete androgen blockade
Consumer Advisory Board
conventional amphotericin B
coronary artery bypass (surgery)
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CAB

Abbrev. for cellulose acetate-butyrate, a plastic widely used to make one form of gas-permeable hard CONTACT LENS.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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