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flow

a measurement of quantity over a specified period of time. Unlike a STOCK, which is not a function of time, a flow measures quantity passing per minute, hour, day or whatever. A common analogy is to a reservoir. The water entering and leaving the reservoir is a flow but the water actually in the reservoir at any one point in time is a stock. INCOME is a flow but WEALTH is a stock.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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This fact suggests that hypothyroid hyperuricemia is secondary to reduction in renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration.
In the early stages of CsA administration kidney damage can occur, which causes alterations in intrarenal hemodynamics related to afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction, causing a decrease in glomerular filtration rate, renal plasma flow, loss of proximal tubular cells brush border, proximal tubule dilatation, swelling, necrosis, and infiltration of white blood cells in the kidney cortex.
In healthy subjects, the intake of animal proteins is associated with an increase in renal plasma flow and GFR, while vegetable proteins do not induce renal vasodilatation or glomerular hyperfiltration.
Glomerular filtration rate can be calculated with Tc-99m DTPA as a glomerular agent and the effective renal plasma flow with Tc-99m MAG3 or with Tc-99m EC as tubular agents.5 Among these radiopharmaceuticals there may be some advantages and disadvantages against each other.
The plasma renin concentration decreased, renal plasma flow and glomerular filtration rate increased as well as of the sodium and chloride excretion rates of healthy volunteers without any known cardiovascular, renal, hepatic, pulmonary or endocrine disease (34).