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Abi

(ā`bī) [short for AbijahAbijah
, in the Bible. 1 See Abi. 2 Died c.911 B.C., king (c.914–c.911 B.C.) of Judah, the southern kingdom. He succeeded his father, Rehoboam, and King Jeroboam continued warfare against him.
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], in the Bible, King Hezekiah's mother.

ABI

ABI

(Application Binary Interface) A specification for a specific hardware platform combined with the operating system. It is one step beyond the application program interface (API), which defines the calls from the application to the operating system. The ABI defines the API plus the machine language for a particular CPU family. An API does not ensure runtime compatibility, but an ABI does, because it defines the machine language, or runtime, format. See Wabi.


ABI and API Relationship
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A high ankle-brachial index is associated with increased cardiovascular disease morbidity and lower quality of life.
Comparison of the automated oscillometric method with the gold standard Doppler ultrasound method to access the ankle-brachial index.
KEY WORDS: ankle-brachial index, bisphenol A, CVD, NHANES, peripheral arterial disease.
Ask your doctor for an ankle-brachial index (ABI) test which involves an ultrasound device and a blood pressure cuff that compares blood pressure in your ankle with that in your arm.
They averaged 65 years of age, 80% were men, the baseline ankle-brachial index was 0.
Researchers determined if patients had PAD by calculating the Ankle-Brachial Index, the ratio of the blood pressure in the lower legs to blood pressure in the arms, which is normally the first test administered to patients in cases where PAD is suspected.
PAD was defined as chronic atherosclerotic disease of the lower extremities associated with typical symptoms, such as claudication or leg pain on exertion, rest pain, or minor or major tissue loss, and was verified by interview, physical examination, and Doppler segmental blood pressure measurement of the lower limbs, including continuous wave spectral analysis and resting ankle-brachial index measurements, as well as intraarterial aortofemoral angiography.
Across all doses, 13 patients (62%) demonstrated an improvement in the ankle-brachial index (ABI), a measure of blood flow.
In the article "Association of aortic flow propagation velocity with ankle-brachial index in patients with hypertension: an observational study", published in this issue of the Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, Guntekin et al.
20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society for Vascular Nursing (SVN) is pleased to announce the launch of a new online learning course, "The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI)," for health care providers.