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In the context of project financing, additional security pledged to support the project financing.
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Assets pledged as security for a loan. In the event that a borrower defaults on the terms of a loan, the collateral may be sold, with the proceeds used to satisfy any remaining obligations. High-quality collateral reduces risk to the lender and results in a lower rate of interest on the loan.
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Assets with monetary value, such as stock, bonds, or real estate, which are used to guarantee a loan, are considered collateral.

If the borrower defaults and fails to fulfill the terms of the loan agreement, the collateral, or some portion of it, may become the property of the lender.

For example, if you borrow money to buy a car, the car is the collateral. If you default, the lender can repossess the car and sell it to recover the amount you borrowed.

Loans guaranteed by collateral are also known as secured loans.

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Security for a debt.

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Further studies using invasive techniques are needed to evaluate the anastomotic potential of TCA and its role in providing collateral circulation in coronary artery disease.
Successful full term pregnancies following BIIAL has been reported and collateral circulation is sufficient to allow adequate blood supply
We presume that the satisfactory perfusion of the aorta distal to the coarctation was the result of a well-developed collateral circulation and because of axillary and femoral perfusion during procedure.
Development of collateral circulation belongs among the typical signs of CoA and can lead to the growth of spinal neurovascular malformations due to the altered hemodynamic parameters and to a rich network of ectatic, fragile collaterals.
Collateral circulation from the conus coronary artery to the anterior descending coronary artery: assessment using multislice coronary computed tomography.
Collateral circulation is a key factor in the pathophysiology of coronary artery disease.
In our case, due to the significant collateral circulation in the celiac arterial system (gastroepiploic, short gastric, and splenic arteries), the parent artery involved can also be sacrificed with low risk for local ischemia.
In patients with AIS, one of the most significant and independent factors in the prediction of the clinical outcome is the status of the collateral circulation [9, 10].
By 2006, thrombi were visible by contrast CT in the IVC filter but no deep venous thrombosis or collateral circulation. In 2014, contrast CT showed complete obstruction of the inferior vena cava at the site of placement of the IVC filter.

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