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The change in a company's or nation's earnings, revenue, GDP or some other measure from one period of time (usually a year) to the next. Growth shows by how much the measure has grown or shrunk in raw dollar amounts, but may be expressed as a percentage as well. It may or may not be adjusted for inflation.
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Growth is an increase in the value of an investment over time. Unlike investments that produce income, those that are designed for growth don't necessarily provide you with a regular source of cash.

A growth company is more likely to reinvest its profits to build its business. If the company prospers, however, its stock typically increases in value.

Stocks, stock mutual funds, and real estate may all be classified as growth investments, but some stocks and mutual funds emphasize growth more than others.

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They were screened between 8 weeks and 13 weeks plus 6 days for low-risk status associated with optimal fetal growth. The women were then randomized to one of four serial 2-D I 3-D ultrasonology schedules with quality assurance for longitudinal fetal measurements.
There was a significant difference in fetal growth classification depending on whether a population-based growth chart or a customised growth chart was used.
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This allowed for the creation of accurate standards, and for the resulting percentile curves to be stratified by fetal growth adequacy standard.
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We have focused on studies that proposed fetal growth standards which took into account effects of physiological determinants of fetal growth.
Fetal genetic structure, uteroplacental function and maternal environment are the main factors affecting fetal growth and development.
Moreover, a significant dose-response relationship was found, such that for every 30 g of prescribed potent or very potent topical steroids, the risk of fetal growth retardation climbed by about 3%.
More importantly, H or H-C intakes known to alter placental and fetal growth may act through a reduction in to the COT response to hypoxia-induced expression of P1GF.
Our observation that maternal stature contributes significantly to neonatal size at birth is further evidence of maternal genetic effects on fetal growth (14).
Results: Biometric data on fetal growth throughout gestation among Puerto Ricans is presented.