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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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The accuracy of exposure factors was essential for consistently high-quality diagnostic clinical images.
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We compared previously healthy patients with patients who had predisposing medical conditions in terms of demographic profile, clinical signs and symptoms and outcome, and known exposure factors.
The USAMRMC is soliciting research proposals for studies on the pathophysiology, surrogate markers, mechanisms and treatment of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-related neurodegenerative conditions to include initiating causes, interaction of environmental and genetic risk factors, epigenetic modifying factors, with emphasis on exposure factors encountered in military operations which may be neurotoxic or lead to neurodegenerative conditions.
EPA CSFII and the Exposure Factors Handbook) use different age categories to classify children.
Whether this finding is related to genetic or exposure factors is unclear.
In addition to the information recorded on the control chart contained in the manual, the kVp and other exposure factors should be recorded.