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Fifth letter of a Nasdaq stock symbol specifying Class A shares.

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1. A symbol appearing next to a stock listed on NASDAQ indicating that the stock is a class A share. All NASDAQ listings use a four-letter abbreviation; if an "A" follows the abbreviation, this indicates that the security being traded is class A. Publicly-traded companies sometimes issue common shares of different classes, which usually affects the shares' voting rights. Class A shares usually, but not always, carry more voting rights than class B shares.

2. Indicating a class of mutual fund with a front-end load. In this case, a certain amount of one's investment is deducted for the mutual fund's salesperson's commission. This lowers the size of the investment in the mutual fund. For example, if one invests $50,000 in a mutual fund, a certain amount, say $1,000, is deducted for the commission, resulting in an investment of only $49,000 in the fund.

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An upper-medium grade assigned to a debt obligation by a rating agency to indicate a strong capacity to pay interest and repay principal. This capacity is susceptible to impairment in the event of adverse developments.

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1. Used in the dividend column of stock transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a cash payment in addition to regular dividends during the year: 2.75a.
2. Used in money market mutual fund transaction tables in newspapers to indicate a yield that may include capital gains and losses as well as current interest: AmCap Reserv a.
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It has been shown that varenicline casues to manic episode in bipolar patients (15,16,17).
Zyprexa is indicated in the United States for the treatment of schizophrenia and the short-term treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder and for the long-term therapy and maintenance of treatment response of schizophrenia.
Treatment is more challenging because some treatments that are effective in one phase of the illness may be counterproductive in another, such as the observation that antidepressant treatments can precipitate manic episodes.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved additional efficacy labeling information based on 12-week data for SEROQUEL(R) (quetiapine fumarate), a psychotropic medication indicated for the treatment of acute manic episodes associated with bipolar I disorder.
The lag between first manic episode and bipolar disorder diagnosis was about 20 months, but the lag between onset of prodromal symptoms and diagnosis was twice that long--a mean of 41 months.
During that period, she was hospitalized with the diagnosis of BAD manic episode in a university hospital for a month.
Dear Clive I was in hospital on Section 3 of the Mental Health Act after a manic episode as I have Bipolar, my Dr then put me on a Community Treatment Order (CTO), as he does not think I will take my medication and will refuse to see my CPN when I am back home.
These patients, predominantly women with a mean age of 42 years, were currently receiving mental health treatment; 17% had a diagnosis of bipolar disorder and 6% were in a manic episode at the time of the interview, said Camilo J.
A manic episode, for instance, may be heralded by rapid-fire speech with little silence, where as a depressed episode could be signalled by fewer words and longer silences.
He fulfilled the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)-IV criteria for a manic episode and scored 35 on the Young mania rating scale (YMRS).
Anyway, while he's huffing and puffing at Billy, his other regular punching bag, Ian, right, is having a bit of a manic episode wondering whether to propose to Denise.