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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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Relation of peak expiratory flow rates and symptoms to ambient ozone.
Precision and accuracy of self-measured peak expiratory flow rates in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The origin of acute dyspnea can be distinguished using a quick calculation based on peak expiratory flow rate and arterial oxygen pressure, Dr.
Among the objective criteria tested and calculated, three were significantly improved: inspiratory capacity (amount the patient breathes in), peak expiratory flow rate (rate at which the patient breathes out) and minute ventilatory volume (the amount of air moved in and out of the lungs).
Endpoints of the study will include the change from baseline in mean morning Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PEFR), morning pre-dose FEV1, mean evening PEFR, symptoms based on the ACQ, nighttime awakenings and rescue beta agonist use.
A low peak expiratory flow rate is not specific for COPD, as it may result from poor performance.
Controlled house dust mite levels critical in maximizing peak expiratory flow rate