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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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Comparative usefulness of C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
The highest erythrocyte sedimentation rate was found to be 110 mm/h.
We examined the speed of erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) during the first hour in 2,627 patients suspected of having dengue, attended at the Centro de Referencia da Dengue (CRD) in Campos dos Goytacazes, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from March to May 2007.
Laboratory findings are consistent with an inflammatory process, including mild leukocytosis and elevations in C-reactive protein and erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Monitoring during early disease should include tender and swollen joint counts, patient and physician global assessment, and measurement of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein.
The effect of malignant disease on the erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
A) for the assessment of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
antinuclear antibodies [ANA]), a syphilis test (VDRL), urinalysis, blood chemistries, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
But there was significant clinical response improvement in all clinical parameters as well as an improvement in the erythrocyte sedimentation rate [a measure of inflammation]," says Dr.
Waived procedures are limited to dipstick or tablet urinalysis (nonautomated), fecal occult blood, ovulation and urine pregnancy tests using visual color comparisons, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, hemoglobin (copper sulfate method), spun hematocrit, and blood glucose using certain devices cleared by the FDA specifically for home use.

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