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Weight

Weighted

Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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Our experience has shown that provision of early intravenous amino acids to the ELBW infant on admission to the NICU will result in improved short- and long-term somatic growth.
Variation in Lung Function by Birth Weight Lung Function ELBW ([+ or -]SD) NBW ([+ or -]SD) Variable (n = 72) (n = 39) FVC 100.
In contrast, infants in whom bacteremia alone developed tended to be born very prematurely and have ELBW.
The new LNCS(R) SofTouch NeoPt-500 sensor is exclusively designed to fit ELBW babies and features special soft foam and non-adhesive attachments to prevent injury to even the most sensitive skin of premature infants.