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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.


To offset sell orders or a new security offering with buy orders.
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The non absorbable sutures market segmented in sub segmented on the basis of material into
The cosmetic outcome results of our study were also consistent with previously published reports evaluating the use of absorbable sutures in laceration repair.
After 2 weeks of surgery, suture removal was carried out for the patients with nonabsorbable sutures and follow up was done for the patients with absorbable sutures.
Data Source: Data are from 500 consecutive cesarean deliveries closed with subcuticular absorbable stables over a 4-year period by five clinicians in a single obstetrics practice.
Dissolved and absorbable amounts of phosphorus were measured by Olsen method and absorbable Zn and Mn in soi were extracted by DTPA and were read by atomic absorbtion set [12].
Incisive Surgical's INSORB Absorbable Skin Stapling Technology is a new skin closure technology that places an absorbable staple entirely underneath the skin to close surgical incisions.
The absorbable film is applied to the inside of the cheek, where the drug is delivered through mucous membranes.
Abbott Laboratories Inc's (Abbott Park IL) experimental, absorbable heart stent was safe and effective in propping open clogged arteries, a study published in The Lancet medical journal found.
Conventional technologies for surgically closing skin consist of using absorbable sutures and metal staples.
Fifteen to 18 milligrams of iron per day is ideal for dancers, and the most absorbable form is found in red meats, chicken, turkey, and eggs.
The new technology will combine Biotronik's unique absorbable metal stent (AMS) with Conor Medsystems' novel vascular drug delivery stent platform, enabling tailored drug release kinetics for the treatment of restenosis and other vascular disorders.
The USS/DG[TM] division of United States Surgical, a division of Tyco Healthcare Group LP, has introduced the Caprosyn[TM] (polyglytone 6211) monofilament synthetic absorbable suture, the most rapidly absorbed USP synthetic suture developed to date.