American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. tuberculosis.
“TB and TB* are “strongly analogous” (1993, 429), without offering a specification of how much similarity is required for reduction rather than replacement (Winther forthcoming).”
“Baker has the most I20s in the NFL w / o a TB, and Lloyd is 4th in the league in TB\%.”
“Mary Kathryn Linde, who recently visited Swaziland, says, Because of the prominence of AIDS in that country, the resistance to organisms like TB is much lowered in the general population.”
“TB diagnosis: TB is difficult to diagnose in children.”
“A major hurdle in treating MDR-TB and XDR-TB is that the course lasts up to two years and is 200 to 1,000 times more expensive than regular TB drugs.”
“I do not know if culling badgers to prevent bovine TB is good science, but I am sure that it is bad politics.”
“Tim Farron has a press release on the Liberal Democrat site saying that "the culling of badgers in TB hotspots with 'hard' boundaries would be welcome".”
“Reassuring thought isn't it that a drug resistant strain of TB is now in the UK and that we have our wonderful border controls did nothing to prevent this.”
“Because miliary TB is very uncommon in the United States, we do not use the TB vaccine.”
“Extremely contagious, TB is spread through the simple act of sneezing, talking and coughing.”
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