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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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References in classic literature ?
The strong light from the fire fell full upon the lion head and the blacks leaped to the conclusion, as Tarzan had known they would, that their captive had escaped his cage.
They had been hunting a lion securely housed within a strong cage, and now that he was at liberty among them, an entirely different aspect was placed upon the matter.
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.
Independent research commissioned last year by the RSPCA found that 82% of rural Australians, and 72% of Australians in regional centres are concerned or very concerned about battery cages.
Roller bearings are similar to ball bearings with the exception that the rollers are cylindrical in nature with cages of similar construction.
In addition, previous studies show the furnished cages can play an important role in improving hens' welfare, by decreasing fear, aggression and pecking behavior, and increasing the bone density compared to CC cages (Gvaryahu et al.
The NGO said it had just finished a survey in France, Italy the Czech Republic and Cyprus and that even though a ban on conventional battery cages came into force in the EU in 2012 the name had merely been changed to 'enriched cages' and nothing else had changed for the hens.
Options include mobile cages, gas cylinder cages, mesh security cages, multi-purpose cages and much more.
Both defendants do their utmost to manage the risk associated with roll cages.
Thus, over crushing or under crushing is effectively controlled by adjusting the speed of the cages and a very high size reduction ratio is accomplished.
While quality of life is much improved, both cage and cage-free systems practice some less than humane treatments, such as killing male chicks upon hatching, burninu, beaks off, and slaughtering at less than two years old.