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biphenyl

 [bi-fen´il]
polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) any of various brominated derivatives of biphenyl; uses and toxic hazards are similar to those of polychlorinated biphenyls. They typically are deposited in body fat stores and are rarely mobilized except through lactation.
polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) any of various chlorinated derivatives of biphenyl, toxic and carcinogenic nonbiodegradable compounds used as heat-transfer agents and electrical insulators; they are readily absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, and those with a lower percentage of chlorine are associated with a higher toxicity but are more readily excreted.

PBB

polybrominated biphenyl.
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Based on Executive Order (EO) 80, series 2012, PBB is 'a top-up incentive given to personnel of bureaus or delivery unit in accordance to their contribution to the accomplishment of their department's overall targets and commitments.
DepEd said the AO25 Memorandum Circular (MC) 2016-1 "prescribes the criteria and conditions" for the grant of PBB for FY 2016.
The merger with PBB Bancorp will become the fifth acquisition for First Foundation, which acquired Community 1stBank in the Greater Sacramento area on November 10, 2017, two branches in Seal Beach and Laguna Hills from Pacific Western Bank on December 12, 2016; Pacific Rim Bank in Honolulu on June 16, 2015; and Desert Commercial Bank in Palm Desert on August 15, 2012.
In batches between March 2013 and June 2015, serum samples were analyzed for target PBB (77, 101, 153, and 180) and PCB (118, 138, 153, 180) congeners using gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS; Agilent Technologies; Agilent 7890A gas chromatograph coupled to an Agilent 7000B tandem mass spectrometer) at the Laboratory for Exposure Assessment and Method Development in Environmental Research (LEADER) at Emory University's Rollins School of Public Health.
Governance plays a key role in assessing PBB readiness.
The PBB was ground to pass through a 1-mm sieve for subsequent analysis.
Subsequent activities are designed to reflect those outlined in the PBB programme itself and resources used have been adapted to offer insight into PBB delivery, drawing on the practitioners own experiences of either running or participating in a group activity, rather than exploring positive relationships and parenthood.
The District Court further stated that there could not be any other purpose than a commercial purpose for STADA's application to PBB, and so the application must therefore be considered as 'offering' in accordance with the Patents Act.
In addition to serving as an agent and handling the registration process, PBB can also assist in establishing systems and procedures to help prevent penalties and possible detention of shipments at the border.
This rationale of measuring the outcomes of service delivery serves as the theory behind PBB -- funding decisions regarding programs can be made depending on what level of service delivery policy makers desire.
An Apron Drive PBB is the traditional two- or three-tunnel bridge with simultaneous movement of outward (telescopic) and horizontal travel.
PBB represents an exciting means of transformation for the entire community.