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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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But it is not just any old bat -it is the historic one used by Don Bradman in 1932 to score a century in just three eight-ball overs.
A preposterous product of the age of deference and a disintegrating class structure, bossy Audrey was a bigoted old bat moronically clinging to the feeble fallacy that the past was better than the present.
Why do they keep dragging this mad old bat out for every gala occasion?
Even Paddy's not bothered about the old bat - he's just got the hump about having to feed her dogs.
When he came back, though, we asked him who the old bat was.
CAROLE: "I stand against the majority vote," snapped the old bat, once again dismissing everyone else's wants and needs.
One minute she's like a demented old bat crying in her hospital bed, the next she's a cunning old fox who could easily lay claim to Tony's position as Mafia boss.
CAROLE: The cooking and cleaning obsessed old bat screamed: "Tell them to f***ing evict me
And after months of locking horns with Pauline, who thought she wasn't good enough for Martin, Sonia (Natalie Cassidy) did a startling about-face and decided the old bat had a point.
Meanwhile, shattered by the extreme levels of tedium she was causing, awful old bat Lesley answered all our prayers and walked out.
Jon Flanders, who ringed the six month old bat, said: "Why this bat chose to travel so far is a real mystery.
When we eventually meet the old bat he's a straggle of white hair and grizzled grey skin and looking not a day over 900.