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Gadfly

A nickname for a "professional" securityholder who owns stock in various companies, attends annual meetings and asks senior management hard and often embarrassing questions.

Gadfly

A slightly derogatory term for a shareholder who attends annual meetings of shareholders and asks the executives difficult questions. That is, the gadfly may question executive pay, ask why a dividend was not larger when it could have been, and may also generally point out issues about which other shareholders may not be aware. Obviously, many executives do not like the presence of gadflies, though shareholders may find them useful.
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Tabanus abdominalis Fabricius, 1805 Florida Record: Walker 1848, FSCA
Tabanus acutus (Bigot), 1892 Florida Record: Fairchild 1937, FSCA Synonymy: Atylotus acutus Bigot, 1892
Tabanus aranti Hays, 1961 Florida Record: Philip & Jones 1962; Recorded by Fairchild (1937) as T.
Synonymy: Tabanus americanus Drury, 1773; Tabanusniger Palisot De Beauvois, 1806; Tabanus validus Wiedemann, 1828; Tabanus atratus nantuckensis Hine, 1917; Tabanus atratusfulvopilosis Johnson, 1919 Burger 1995.
Tabanus birdiei Whitney, 1914 Florida Record: Whitney 1914, FSCA
Tabanus bishoppi Stone, 1933 Florida Record: Stone 1935, FSCA
This study standardized the extracts of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus by HPLC.
Tabanus extracts show a potent anti-cancer activity and a strong L-amino acid oxidase activity in HeLa cells (Ahn et al.
We investigated the effects of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus on the high glucose-induced proliferation of GMCs in culture.
This stimulation was significantly inhibited by Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus (Figs.
Regarding the pathological significances of TGF-[beta]1 in diabetic glomerulopathy, this study investigated the effects of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus on high glucose-induced TGF-[beta]1 production in cultured GMCs.
In this study, we also observed a similar result to these suggestions, indicating that the major chemical shifts of Cnidii rhizoma and Tabanus were between 3.