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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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In the current study, short-term (24-96-h) acute exposure of oyster larvae to WAFs or CEWAFs from the DWH oil affected fertilization, development, survival, and swimming ability negatively.
Acute exposure to ethanol had more potent effect on plasma concentration of total cholesterol than chronic exposure to ethanol, it may be because of acute exposure to ethanol in addition to alchol dehydrogenase pathway microsomal pathway also become activated [11].
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A research team at the University of Athens discussed how insect studies have demonstrated that acute exposure to GSM (Global System for Mobile) signals brings about DNA fragmentation in insects' ovarian cells, and consequently a large reduction in the reproductive capacity of the insects.
An extract of Polypodium leucotomos (PL), a tropical fern plant, has been known to exhibit interesting antioxidant and photoprotective properties against acute exposure to ultraviolet radiation.
Key results showed that:1 * following treatment with telmisartan for six weeks at sea level and also following acute exposure to high altitude (3500m): * 24-hour SBP/DBP** at sea level were significantly reduced with telmisartan compared with placebo (SBP: 112.
Tests involving acute exposure of animals have shown high acute toxicity from oral and inhalation exposures.
Acute exposure lasted 5 days, with serial sampling on day 1, 3 and 5 and consisted of a single dose of resmethrin on day 0.
Here we report testing the hypothesis that the apparent toxicity of HQ to root cells results from disruption of membrane transport upon acute exposure to the chemical.
The advantage of the relatively seldom-used case-crossover study design is that it permits the assessment of patients who have experienced acute exposure to alcohol.
Treatment-associated, potentially toxic elevations in total bilirubin had been reported in the literature following acute exposure of adults with chronic HCV infection to some cyclophilin inhibitor analogs.
Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid] for the treatment of primary humoral immunodeficiency (PI) and Nabi-HB hyperimmune globulin for the treatment of acute exposure to blood containing hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg), perinatal exposure of infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers, sexual exposure to HBsAg-positive persons and household exposure to persons with acute HBV infection.

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