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An accounting entry that properly reflects contingent liabilities.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts

Extra funds from sales, or another source, set aside in order to pay off bad debt if and when it arises. The allowance helps a company ward off any potential cash flow problems should its credit sales not be repaid as expected. On financial statements, it is important to note that an allowance for bad debts exists for fiscal conservatism and not because one expects a large amount of bad debt to accumulate. An allowance for doubtful accounts is also called a cushion. Banks call these funds the loan loss reserve. See also: Savings account.



The funds that are earmarked by a firm from its retained earnings for future use, such as for the payment of likely-to-be-incurred bad debts. The existence of such a reserve informs readers of the firm's financial statements that at least a part of the retained earnings will not be available to the stockholders. See also allowance for doubtful accounts, reserve for contingencies.
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The DITTO (Dehydroepiandrosterone Intervention to Treat Ovarian Aging) study used the same 75-mg daily dose of DHEA for up to 16 weeks (median, 12 weeks) before egg collection in 60 women, aged 23-43 years, with diminished ovarian reserve (antral follicle count <10 or serum Mullerian hormone level <5 pmol/ L).
This is why screening for ovarian reserve is a fundamental part of fertility assessment.
Anti-Mullerian hormone: an ovarian reserve marker in primary ovarian insufficiency.
These characteristics are also reported for participants with any ovarian reserve outcome measured.
Citing a study titled aACAyPremature reduced ovarian reserve in daughters of consanguine unions', of which he is the lead author, he said, the second generation of consanguine parents has a significantly reduced ovarian reserve.
47) DHEA is thought to improve ovarian function and ovarian reserve by promoting preantral follicle growth and reducing follicular atresia.
Earlier statistical studies had already indicated the trend but the new research confirmed it by looking at two physical markers of ovarian reserve.
Ovarian reserve tends to decline significantly as a woman reaches her middle and late 30s and faster in the early 40s.
Their ovarian reserve may indeed be low and they may need to have assisted conception.
A decision on whether a woman can have IVF treatment on the NHS could rely on an ovarian reserve test that estimate how many eggs she has left.
Furthermore, the current concept that the ovary has a static ovarian reserve is entirely at odds with germ cell dynamics in its counterpart, the testis.