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1. To trade a security without driving the market price in any direction. That is, a security is said to absorb transactions when they do not cause the price to go up or down.

2. To refrain from passing on a cost to customers. For example, a business absorbs a cost when it must pay an additional $1 per unit in taxes but does not raise a unit's retail price by any amount.
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To offset sell orders or a new security offering with buy orders.
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CPC not only overcomes the disadvantages of PMMA but also owns the following: (1) bone conductivity; (2) excellent biocompatibility, plasticity, leak tightness and absorbability; (3) no heat emission in solidification; (4) an excellent delayed -releasing carries of cytokines and treatment drugs; (5) the biodegradation coordinates with the new bone formation; and (6) with some biomechanical property.
In addition to urinary and biliary excretion, as to blood concentration after oral administration, the complexed (conjugated form) absorbability of I was shown.
However, this exposes the product to big moisture absorbability, which detriments its surface stability and its compression strength.
In many cases however, this advantage is offset by its poor absorbability. Most supplements containing calcium carbonate require gastric acid to properly dissolve (ionize) it to be readily absorbed through the intestinal wall into circulation.
To ensure the quality and absorbability of your multivitamin and mineral supplements, put them to the test by dropping and keeping one in a warm cup of white vinegar for 30 minutes to one hour while shaking the cup every now and then.
(28.) Weaver, CM., et al., Absorbability of calcium from common beans.
Yoshizawa, Hydrogen Absorbability of SCM Steels and Its Effect on Cracking Behavior, Materials Science (in Japanese), 29, (1981) 1102-1107.
This absorbability puts vitamin K2 at greater risk of interfering with Coumadin, which is a vitamin K antagonist.