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Bit

The smallest unit of information a computer can hold in its memory. A bit is always represented as a 0 or a 1 in binary code. The word is a contraction of "binary digit."

bit

a digit which takes the value zero or one and which can therefore be represented electronically by an off/on switch in a COMPUTER. Computers use groups of bits to represent numbers or letters for storage, transmission and processing of numerical or alphabetical data. Specifically, computers use various off/on permutations of eight bits to represent all numbers, letters and punctuation characters. Most computers use multiples of eight bits to handle data in this way and various eight-bit, sixteen-bit and thirty-two bit machines are available, the larger ones generally being able to process data faster.
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* Since there were no cases of rabies in our cohort, or at the hospital during our study period, or indeed in the whole of South Africa in 2009,7 healthcare providers may be complacent about the importance of immunoglobulin and vaccine administration in grade 3 bites.
* Spider bites. Most can be handled the same as other insect bites.
nov., the etiological agent of African tick bite fever.
New research using several strategies is improving on methods of producing antivenom and may soon make treatment of venomous bites and stings less expensive, less risky, and more effective.
Washington, March 21 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that strong smell of food leads to smaller bite sizes, and suggest that aroma may be used as a means to control portion size.
Although dog bites may be the most common, only 2%-20% of them become infected.
We gave whole-grain (or mostly whole-grain) cereals two possible paths to a Best Bite and one way to become a Super-High-Fiber Best Bite:
Though, government and hospital administration claims that anti-snake bite vaccines are always available in the civil hospital of Quetta, families of victims often complain otherwise.
However, the best way to avoid flea bites is to provide flea treatment for your pet.
Because of the severity of the disease, and the public health implications for transmission, laws are in place for the reporting of animal bites.
They bite exposed skin, typically leaving a small red welt.
Research variables were site of snake bite, presence of fang marks, snake eye witnessed, time period to reach hospital, signs and symptoms, complications, anti-snake venom (ASV) administration, length of hospital stay and incidence of death.