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cage

 [kāj]
a box or enclosure.
rib cage (thoracic cage) the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.

cage

(kāj),
1. A partly or completely open enclosure commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
3. An inert network surrounding an active molecule to be delivered to a chosen locus in its active state.
Synonym(s): cavea
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]

cage

(kāj) a box or enclosure.
rib cage , thoracic cage the bony structure enclosing the thorax, consisting of the ribs, vertebral column, and sternum.

CAGE

[kāj]
a mnemonic abbreviation formed by the first letters of four questions designed to screen alcoholic patients: Cutdown, Annoyed by criticism, Guilt about drinking, and Eye-opener drinks.

DDX53

A gene on chromosome Xp22.11 that encodes a putative ATP-binding helicase with a conserved Asp-Glu-Ala-Asp (DEAD) motif.

cage

(kāj) [TA]
1. An enclosure made partly or completely of open work and commonly used to house animals.
2. A structure resembling such an enclosure.
Synonym(s): cavea.
[M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. cavea, hollow, stall]

cage

an animal or bird enclosure with the walls made of rods or mesh to provide maximum restraint with greatest ventilation, reduction in weight, visibility and access to the inhabitant.

cage birds
companion birds that are customarily kept in cages to restrain and protect them.
cage biter syndrome
damage caused to the teeth of caged exotic animals, particularly large cats, from aggressive biting on the cage wire or bars.
cage layer fatigue
birds housed in cages may reach a stage where they are unable to stand up straight. They also develop very fragile bones. This problem is a common target for animal welfare complaints. It is a cause of wastage because of the rate of culling and because of splintering of bones and a resulting downgrading of carcasses at slaughter. Called also cage layer osteoporosis.
cage layer osteoporosis
removal of medullary and cortical bone from laying hens being fed a diet deficient in calcium. See also cage layer fatigue (above).
cage paralysis
see thiamin nutritional deficiency.
cage rearing
pigs that are weaned very early, e.g. at 3 weeks, are reared artificially in cages.
squeeze cage
cage with one wall capable of being moved inwards, usually by mechanical means, so that the inhabitant can be restrained sufficiently to prevent its movement and to allow access to suitable sites for the administration of injections. An essential piece of equipment for veterinarians working at zoos, circuses and game farms.

Patient discussion about cage

Q. What causes cramps in, under and around the rib cage?

A. Im not really sure, but you may have IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women. IBS causes are unknown. IBS symptoms include diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps. There are IBS treatments such as diet and lifestyle changes and medications that can help. Do you have any of these symptoms? Almost everything that i found with rib cage pain said something about IBS. Not really sure if this is your problem, but I hope this helps.

Q. What is cage questionnaire in screening of alcoholism and how effective is it?

A. CAGE questionnaire is a set of 4 questions to screen alcohol dependent person. A set of 4 question where if 2 are answered the alcoholism is diagnosed with various other tests. There are other type questionnaires like S-MAST, AUDIT, HSS, TWEAK, T-ACE, and CHARM. Questions asked are: (1) Have you ever felt you needed to Cut down on your drinking (2) Have people Annoyed you by criticizing your drinking? (3)Have you ever felt Guilty about drinking (4) have you Ever felt you needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves or to get rid of a hangover.

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Springing to the top of the cage he pulled upon the cord which raised the door, and a moment later a great lion in the prime of his strength and vigor leaped out into the village.
It was one of those famous cages of prisoners of state, which were called "the little daughters of the king.
think you that 'tis for birds of this feather that we cause to be made cages at three hundred and sixty-seven livres, eight sous, three deniers apiece?
And though Cage came decades later than Marcel Duchamp and his famous urinal, Duchamp was celebrated for epitomizing what at the time he intended to satirize.
Cage egg industry lobbyists are very fond of saying that opposition to cruel battery cages comes mostly from people in the cities, who dont understand the realities of farming, said Dr Goodfellow.
Roller bearings are similar in shape with the exception that the rolling elements are cylindrical in shape and are separated by a cage that matches this geometry.
This study was conducted to compare the effects of furnished cages with different furniture design such as the location of a perch, dust bathing and nest box in a cage on behavior and welfare of laying hens, and to provide additional information for better design of furnished cages.
The group wants the cage ban extended to cover all types of battery farming, and wants to see a transition to barn and free-range systems.
It left the woman, a worker at the Saltersgill Avenue in Middlesbrough store, trapped beneath the 40kg cage and the 300kg of goods it was carrying.
Stedman offers a full line of cage mills for almost any material or application from wet and sticky to dry and friable.
Studies in this country have found a greater prevalence of salmonella in cage-free than in cage systems.
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