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cap

 [kap]
1. a covering.
2. a maximum budgetary limit.
cervical cap a contraceptive device similar to the diaphragm but much smaller, consisting of a cup that fits directly over the cervix. It is only 60 per cent effective for women who have already given birth.
 The cervical cap is inserted much like the diaphragm. The woman should check to be certain that it is placed over the cervix. From McKinney et al., 2000.
cradle cap an oily yellowish crust that sometimes appears on the scalp of an infant, caused by excessive secretion by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Treatment of mild cases consists of daily shampoo with mild soap. It can be loosened with an application of mineral oil or baby oil prior to shampooing. Called also milk crust and crusta lactea.

CAP

(kap),

cap

(kap),
1. Any concave anatomic structure with the appearance or function of a close-fitting cover.
2. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
3. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth by means of an artificial crown.
4. A stage of odontogenesis.
5. The nucleotide structure found at the 5'-terminus of many eukaryotic messenger RNAs, consisting of a 7-methylguanosine connected, through its 5'-hydroxyl group, by a triphosphate group to the 5'-hydroxyl group of the first nucleoside encoded by the DNA; usually symbolized as m7G5'ppp5'N, where N is nucleoside number 1 in the transcribed mRNA and is itself often methylated; the cap is added posttranscriptionally.
6. A cluster of aggregated proteins on the surface of a cell.

cap

Abbreviation for capsule.

CAP

Abbreviation for:
calcium phosphate
calcium-to-phosphorus (ratio)
camptodactyly arthropathy pericarditis
Canadian Association of Pathologists
cancer of prostate
capillaries
capitation
capsaicin
capsule
captopril
caput
carbamyl phosphate
carcinoma of prostate
catabolite activator protein
cationic activator protein
cell attachment protein
Center Accreditation Project
child abuse potential
children of alcoholic parents
chloramphenicol
cholesteric analysis profile test
chronic alcoholic pancreatitis
chronic apical periodontitis
clathrin-associated protein
client assistance program
clinical articulation profile (speech)
College of American Pathologists
common assurance process (Medspeak-UK)
community access programme
community-acquired pneumonia
compliance aid for pharmaceuticals
compound action potential
computerised automated psychophysiological device
corrective action plan (Medspeak-UK)
cost alocation procedure
Council on Alcohol Policy
criteria air pollutant
cyclase-activating protein
cyclic AMP
cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, prednisone
cystine aminopeptidase
cystylaminopeptidase

CAP

1. College of American Pathologists. See CAP inspection, CAP survey.
3. Cyclophosphamide, Adriamycin, prednisone–an oncology regimen.

cap

Dentistry A popular term for a crown, see there Gynecology See Cervical cap Managed care A limit on reimbursement for a health care service imposed by an insurance company or governmental agency. See Capitation Obstetrics See Cradle cap.

CAP

Abbreviation for catabolite (gene) activator protein.

cap

(kap)
1. Any anatomic structure that resembles a cap or cover.
2. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
3. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth by means of an artificial crown.
4. The nucleotide structure found at the 5' terminus of many eukaryotic messenger RNAs.

cap

(kap)
1. A protective covering for an incomplete tooth.
2. Colloquialism for restoration of the coronal part of a natural tooth with an artificial crown.
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The nutrients in potting compost are quickly used up now so a liquid feed of perhaps half a capful of a liquid fertiliser (something like 'One') every other week, will keep the plants nourished.
Pure concentrated fabric softener Although this is concentrated I felt it needed more than the recommended single capful for a load.
And it's a two in one - you can use it outside the bath as a moisturiser as well as putting a capful in the bath to relax in.
To sanitize, pour a capful of bleach into your bucket, fill it with water, let it sit for a half an hour, then dump out and rinse with cold water.
It's easy to use - just add a capful to every litre of water when watering the tree, which in warm and centrally-heated rooms can mean daily.
sucker fillets 2 large eggs I small onion I capful lemon extract 1 large box soda crackers (Saltines) Salt and pepper Patties Grind fish once with fine blade then grind again adding onion, soda crackers--six or so at a time.
"He measured a capful of the substance and put it into his drink and my own," she told the jury.
"Apparently they use a capful of this substance in a dishwasher to wash glasses.
The oil can be used straight on the skin for an aromatherapy massage, or drizzle a capful into the bath.
For long-term storage (a month or more), mix a capful of bleach into the water to slow mildew growth.
Then rinse in clean, cool water to which a capful of white vinegar has been added (use a basin or sink not employed for food).
The directions say to put this in the washing machine's drawer but it worked better when I poured a capful straight into the drum.