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Residual Value

In accounting, an estimate of the value of an asset at the end of its depreciation. For example, a firm's computer depreciates each year. When it breaks down or becomes obsolete, it has a residual value; it is calculated by the best guess of the net cash inflow when it is sold at the end of its life. It will never be above the blue book value.

In price regulated industries, the residual value may be a negative value because it includes the net cash outflow in removing the asset from where it was used. For example, nuclear energy plants must store the nuclear waste at the end of their useful life. This cost is a contributing factor in the residual value. It is also called the salvage value or scrap value. See also: Absolute Physical Life, Obsolescence.


A fee paid to an actor or other performer for a rerun of a program in which he/she was part of the cast. An advertiser or a broadcaster may pay the fee, which is set in a union contract. It is also called a residual fee.




(1) An amount remaining from an investment after payment of all operating expenses, debt service, reserve funds, and income taxes. The residual remains for payment to the investor.

(2) The value of leased personal property at the end of the lease term. Under an operating lease, a lessee may be given the right to purchase the property for the previously agreed upon residual value.Car leases,copier leases,and heavy equipment leases all work on this principle.

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ASA: American Society of Anesthesiologists; SD: standard deviation; LUTS: lower urinary tract symptoms; IPSS: International Prostate Symptoms Score; TRUS: transrectal ultrasound; PSA: prostatic specific antigen; TUIP: transurethral incision of the prostate; QoL: quality of life; Qmax: peak flow rate; PVR: post-void residual urine volume.
35) In addition, the supplemented patients had significantly less residual urine in their bladders after voiding and in the measured diameter of their prostate glands by ultrasound.
Another reason of urinary tract infection is residual urine in patients with a diagnosis of urination disorder.
Maria requires intermittent catheterization to eliminate the postvoid residual urine.
The reason for this vigilence is that in men, the large residual urine may be related to the prostate and ultimately cause hydronephrosis and kidney failure.
The group treated with chondroitinase demonstrated improved efficiency in bladder emptying, as measured by decreased residual urine volumes.
However as his post-void bladder scan did not reveal significant residual urine and he was comfortable oral analgesia, he was discharged.
Measurement of postvoid residual urine volume to identify bladder-emptying abnormalities or incontinence resulting from chronic urinary retention.
The studies also measured participant urine flow and ability to empty the bladder, and throughout the study period, found a 30 percent increase in urine flow and a steady amount of residual urine in the bladder.
LUTS do not correlate well with prostate volume, maximum urinary flow rate, post-void residual urine volume or BOO as determined by urodynamic evaluation.