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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.


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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Increasing protein in the diet can help overcome reduced protein absorption.
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Presented at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in 2008, data from a Phase 3 efficacy trial found a statistically significant improvement in fat and protein absorption in CF patients who took liprotamase.
The DIGEST trials follow our successful Phase II trial where ALTU-135 demonstrated statistically significant and clinically meaningful results that included improvement in patients' fat and protein absorption.