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Capital

Capital

Money that one has invested. For example, one uses capital when building a factory to make a new product. Likewise, one uses capital when one buys a single share of a stock. Free flow of capital into investments is thought to be a major component of economic growth. Generally speaking, businesses can only expand when they are able to raise capital from investors or borrow it from a bank or through a bond issue. See also: Capitalization, Capitalism.

Capital.

Capital is money that is used to generate income or make an investment. For example, the money you use to buy shares of a mutual fund is capital that you're investing in the fund.

Companies raise capital from investors by selling stocks and bonds and use the money to expand, make acquisitions, or otherwise build the business.

The term capital markets refers to the physical and electronic environments where this capital is raised, either through public offerings or private placements.

capital

  1. the funds invested in a BUSINESS in order to acquire the ASSETS which the business needs to trade. Capital can consist of SHARE CAPITAL subscribed by SHAREHOLDERS or LOAN CAPITAL provided by lenders.
  2. GOODS such as plant, machinery and equipment which are used to produce other goods and services. See CAPITAL STOCK, INVESTMENT.

capital

the contribution to productive activity made by INVESTMENT in physical capital (for example, factories, offices, machinery, tools) and in HUMAN CAPITAL (for example, general education, vocational training). Capital is one of the three main FACTORS OF PRODUCTION, the other two being LABOUR and NATURAL RESOURCES. Physical (and human) capital make a significant contribution towards ECONOMIC GROWTH. See CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL STOCK, CAPITAL WIDENING, CAPITAL DEEPENING, GROSS FIXED CAPITAL FORMATION, CAPITAL ACCUMULATION.

capital

(1) In architecture, the top part of a column.(2) In finance: (a) All the accumulated goods, possessions, and assets used for the production of income and wealth. (b) The amount invested in business.
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Patients were divided into acute and chronic cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis by reviewing their initial medical records: acute if the duration of symptoms was less than three weeks, and chronic if more; and if the prodromal symptoms (vague groin pain, upper or lower thigh pain, limp) were present prior to slip, it was considered as acute on chronic.2
Klingele, "Valgus slipped capital femoral epiphysis: prevalence, presentation, and treatment options," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol.
Subclinical slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Relationship to osteoarthrosis of the hip.
There are 2 femoral head disorders that commonly affect Children and adolescents: Avascular necrosis of the femoral head and slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
Measurement using Klein's line (depicted on films) revealed posteromedial displacement of the capital femoral epiphysis on the metaphysis of the right femur.
More serious adverse events include intracranial hypertension, diabetic retinopathy, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, progression of preexisting scoliosis, and sudden death in some pediatric patients with Prader-Willi syndrome.
In children with slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), posteromedioinferior subluxation of the proximal femoral epiphysis with respect to the metaphysis has been described as resembling a scoop of ice cream slipping from its cone (10,13) (Figure 14).
This is more difficult in patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis or Perthes disease, where the tip of the trochanter may even stay in contact with the posterior acetabular wall and internal rotation may be difficult.
Keep in mind that slipped capital femoral epiphysis can present as knee pain, so check hip internal rotation.
Aside from having a thorough patellar exam, athletes with suspected PFS should undergo a full structural exam--including a careful examination of the hip--to rule out a slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).