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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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(2009) and Cochrane et al (2010) which reveal no changes in latency, EMD, and twitch force following acute exposure WBV.
With acute exposure to altitude, resting and sub-maximal cardiac output (Q) increase.
Both chronic and acute exposures to ionizing radiation exhibit hormesis.
For human beings, acute exposure to mercury can cause impairment of cognitive skills and pulmonary function, as well as cause insomnia, chest pain and cough.Ali Bin Towaih, Executive Director, ENPARK, said: "We are committed to implementing community-wide measures for protecting and preserving the environment.
A canonical discriminant analysis (CDA, Hair et al, 1995) was used to evaluate the integrated response of larvae to osmotic stress and to compare it with that obtained in previous studies under acute exposure conditions.
Longitudinal tracking of cytokines after acute exposure to tuberculosis: association of distinct cytokine patterns with protection and disease development.
Several studies have failed to find links between colony collapse and acute exposure to crops genetically modified to produce the Bt pesticide.
However, the estimated acute exposure of consumers cannot be considered acceptable due to the insufficient information on the effects of certain degradation products that may be present in raw or processed foodstuffs.
Approved last year for the treatment of acute exposure to blood containing HBsAg, perinatal exposure of infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers, sexual exposure to HBsAg-positive persons, and household exposure to persons with acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection.
Overall, the study provides strong evidence that short-term, acute exposure to alcohol poses serious threat of injury.
Hepagam B (Hepatitis B Immune Globulin, Human) is effective for the treatment of acute exposure to hepatitis B.

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