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Weighted

Describing an average in which some values count for more than others. For example, if an index consisting of 10 stocks is weighted for price, this means that the average price of the stocks will move more when the stocks with higher price move. Most indices use weighted averages so "smaller" values do not affect the index inordinately. This helps correct for the fact that averages tend to be affected by extreme values. One of the most common ways of weighting an average is to weight for market capitalization.
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To reduce potential errors in the prescribing process, dosing weight and doses in ng/kg/min are required fields in the computerized physician order entry system.
In addition to the patient name and medical record number, the dosing weight, current drug concentration, and dose are recorded on the top of the flow sheet.
The LABBY can fill as many as 3,500 capsules per hour and is designed to handle all powders, including API without excipients or bulking agents, it's designed for dosing weights from 0.5 mg.