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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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Does this feature a mad old bat in a tattered wedding dress setting fire to herself at the end?
The last old bat who crossed his path had its head bitten off.
Jessica Wrong's abysmal miming, mad old bat Debbie's disturbing antics with a woman in a plastic mask and Chloe's even more disturbing duet with Diags.
Meanwhile, possibly because of the weather, or probably because I look like a demented old bat, no one else takes any notice.
The giving of Christmas presents has become a competition judged solely on size and value; neighbours judge each other on their decorations and by the end of last week when I was fighting with some crazed old bat forthe last roll of metallic wrapping paper in Marks & Spencer, I just let go and said "fine Grandma you take it
Poor, miserable old bat - TV newsreader Anna Ford criticises Michael Buerk, the veteran BBC presenter who delivered a tirade about the dominance of women in society.
The poor sod is married to the most frigid, repressed old bat in London.
Ralph was the leader of the Elm Street local company 'B' vigilante group, a motley group of would-be urban guerillas which included a mad old bat of a woman, one Sergeant Whitaker.
But for most of her career she was widely considered the maddest old bat in the Tory Party - when pregnant female prisoners were being shackled to hospital beds, it was loveable old Minister of State for Prisons Widdy who was jangling the keys.
Loved the daft old bat on a repeat of Family Fortunes who, when asked by Les Dennis to name a type of berry, looked puzzled for a second before saying: "A French berry?
But films always seem toneed some old bat shuffling around in a wheelchair, so I have no plans for retirement just yet'' Dame Judi Dench, 70, right.
That day Shirley Bassey behaved like a princess and Margaret like the self-centred old bat she so often was.