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Absorption

1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.

absorption

the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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This study highlights the need to determine and address reasons for non-adherence, before the effects of the various methods of PERT dosing on fat absorption can be assessed.
This produced a hardening layer on the surface which reduced moisture loss and fat absorption.
Keep fat absorption low: cooking at high temperatures means the surface of the chips becomes sealed quickly, helping to limit the amount of fat absorbed.
The high CH content of body fat is evident within in vivo spectra, in which fat absorption is observed as two strong, overlapping absorbance bands centered at 5790 and 5690 [cm.
In clinical trials where 2,800 patients were treated with Orlistat and 1,400 with a placebo, those taking Orlistat were able to slash their body's fat absorption by up to 30 percent.
Increasing the viscosity of the intestinal contents thereby reducing fat absorption.
But by blocking fat absorption, the drug also blocks absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as beta-carotene, and so patients must take daily vitamin supplements.
Xenical works by preventing fat absorption in the stomach.
Fat that's not hot enough produces a light, soft crust on the outer surface of the product, which promotes high fat absorption and causes the product to flatten out in the fryer.
We have measured fat absorption in elderly patients with cardiac cachexia using the [sup.
Adding 2% to 3% oat fiber to fried foods can significantly reduce fat absorption during the frying process.
Researchers deep-fried cubes of meats and vegetables for varying times and measured fat absorption.