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bat

(bat),
A member of the mammalian order Chiroptera.
[M.E. bakke]

bat

(băt)
n.
Any of various nocturnal flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, having membranous wings that extend from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail and anatomical adaptations for echolocation, by which they navigate and hunt prey.

bat

A family of small flying mammals, order Chiroptera.
 
Bat pathogens
Duvenhage virus, Histoplasma capsulatum, Kasokero virus, Mokola virus, Lyssavirus, rabies, salmonellosis, Yuli virus.

BAT

Abbreviation for:
behavioural avoidance test
Bivalirudin Angioplasty Trial
blood alcohol testing
blunt abdominal trauma
Breath Alcohol Technician
brown adipose tissue

Bivalirudin Angioplasty Trial  A trial comparing bivalirudin/Angiomax to heparin in patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) for unstable angina.
 
Primary endpoint
In-hospital death, acute MI, target lesion revascularisation.
 
Conclusion
Post-PTCA for unstable angina, ASA and bivalirudin/Angiomax has fewer cardiac and haemorrhagic in-hospital events than ASA and heparin; post-PCI infusion of antithrombotics was used in both study groups.

Logistics
Randomised, double-blinded; 4315 patients—2151 heparin + aspirin, 2161 bivalirudin + aspirin.

BAT

Blunt abdominal trauma. See Blunt trauma.

BAT

Abbreviation for breath alcohol technician.

BAT

Abbrev for brown adipose tissue.

bat

a flying mammal of the order CHIROPTERA, the only true flying vertebrate apart from the birds.

bat


Australian bat lyssavirus disease
a disease identified in 1996 in Australian fruit-eating flying foxes (Pteropus spp.) in which it is presumed endemic and in which it may cause encephalitis; the virus, of the genus Lyssavirus and the family Rhabdoviridae, has also caused fatal rabies-like illness in persons working closely with infected bats.
bat rabies
caused by rabies-like viruses which are antigenically similar to the classical rabies rhabdovirus. Bats also are common carriers of rabies virus transmitting it to other species and between themselves both by bite and by aerosol inhalation of urine. See also lagos and mokola viruses.
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Approximately 10 min after retrieving the Silver-haired Bat from the ground, we captured a male Hoary Bat (non-descended testes, no epididymal filling, forearm = 54.
Bat World Sanctuary is on the front lines to end the mistreatment of bats.
Therefore, persons who slept at the facility in 2011 were mailed a notification letter from the volunteer organization with information regarding bats in the facility, basic information on bats and rabies, and directions to seek medical evaluation for risk assessment if they had direct contact with a bat or other exposure concerns.
According to Louisville Slugger (2012), by 1923 they were selling more bats than any other bat maker in the country, and baseball had grown into the most popular sport in the nation.
As natural habitats become more scarce, gardens and school grounds can play an important role in the conservation of our native bat species, which use them as a source of food, water and shelter.
The state's tiniest bat is the little brown bat, which commonly roosts in human-made structures.
To put that in context, the bat used by 193cm West Indies great Clive Lloyd - who was renowned for using a gigantic heavy bat - weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces.
The bat sighting was reported on March 8, on Colonial Drive, in a home which was being put up for sale.
But Amy Coyte, chief executive of the Bat Conservation Trust, said the population increases are tiny compared to the numbers of them that have been lost.
The tongues of other local nectar bats went down 4 centimeters into the straw, the scientist found.
Muchhala was studying pollination in cloud forests in the Ecuadorian Andes when he realized that one of the species of nectar-sipping bats that he had netted hadn't been described by scientists.
DUVV was discovered in 1970 when it caused fatal rabieslike disease in a person bitten by an unidentified insectivorous bat [approximately equal to] 150 km northwest of Johannesburg, South Africa (6).