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BA

The two-character ISO 3166 country code forBOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA.

Ba

A bond rating by Moody's. It is subdivided (in decreasing order) into Ba1, Ba2, and Ba3. A Ba rating is equivalent to a BB rating by S&P and Fitch. A Ba rating is the highest possible junk bond rating, meaning that a bond with this rating carries less risk than other junk bonds. Nevertheless, banks are prohibited from investing in them.

Ba

See BB.
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5-mm BIPS by gavage into the crop by 1 of the following methods: 1) suspended in 10 mL of a mixture of 30 mL water with 1 g of a psyllium-based fiber supplement (Metamucil, Proctor & Gamble, Cincinnati, OH, USA), 2) 10 mL of a water-based lubricant (K-Y Jelly, Johnson and Johnson Health Care Systems Inc, Piscataway, N J, USA), 3) 10 mL of a water and ground commercial poultry food suspension (1 g of food in 30 mL water), 4) 10 mL of 30% barium sulfate suspension, or 5) administered concurrently with commercial whole bird seed as fed.
Laboratory determinations of barium were performed by atomic absorption spectroscopy (Perkin-Elmer model 5000) in the laboratory of the Estonian Environmental Protection Agency.
Additionally, the number of barium enemas performed throughout the study is not stated clearly.
4 shows the potassium chloride (A) and barium chloride induced (B) contraction curve of guinea-pig ileum in the absence and presence of Plantago extract.
Liquid barium alone reproduced symptoms in only 3 of the 29 patients; after the addition of food provocation, 2 of those 3 patients had worsening symptoms.
When achalasia is detected on barium studies, it is extremely important to evaluate the gastric cardia and fundus to rule out malignant tumor at the gastroesophageal junction as the cause of these findings.
Numerous attempts to improve operation of the considered cathodes by alloying zirconium or hafnium with elements of IIA sub-group of the periodic table were not crowned with success [12], because compact zirconium, as other reactive metals, is produced in vacuum-arc furnaces, and during melting of zirconium, barium, strontium and calcium, which have high vapor pressure, never preserve in it in any noticeable amounts.
Finnish investment company Menire Oyj said on Monday (1 November) that it had signed a conditional business purchase agreement with Teamware Group for integrating their respective portal businesses into Menire's subsidiary Barium Nordic Group.
had originally had an incomplete colonoscopy and never had a follow-up barium enema to exclude cancer.
The prospective trends have been recognised as significant following the identification in new drill assay data of extensive barium as an important pathfinder and indicator element directly associated with the Commonwealth-Silica Hill mineralisation.