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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.
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It was concluded that Tc-99m MAG3 have some advantages over Tc-99m DTPA in terms of the image quality; it can replace I-123 OIH for routine renogram, DRF and parenchymal transit time evaluation, but it can't replace I-123 OIH for the evaluation of renal plasma flow.
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).