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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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As a result, fat absorption is reduced and fat-filled cells lining the intestine send out an "I'm full" signal.
Individually, each of these components has been shown to inhibit fat absorption to varying degrees.
She said that natural compounds found in tea, called flavonoids, promote fat burning and slow down fat absorption in the gut.
japonica and completely removing its catabolic enzymes does the resulting highly soluble and highly viscous fiber in propolmannan gain the ability to remain intact in the digestive tract, where it can form a sponge that binds to bile acids and impedes dietary fat absorption.
Other methods of losing weight include the use of drugs and supplements that decrease appetite, block fat absorption or reduce stomach volume.
Study results showed a clinically and statistically significant increase in the coefficient of fat absorption (CFA) in patients treated with Zentase.
The scientists evaluated the dried material for its functional properties, such as rapid viscosity, water absorption index (WAI), water solubility index (WSI) and fat absorption index (FAI).
lymphologic massage, scrupulous patient record keeping of caloric intake and physical activity, and orlistat, the inhibitor of intestinal fat absorption.
Orlistat, which works for about two years, blocks fat absorption (including fat-soluble vitamins).
But he doesn't think he can lose any more weight without Xenical to curb his fat absorption.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs bind fats and interfere with fat absorption in the gut," he says.