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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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The TEST1 automated system: A new method for measuring the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Am J Clin Pathol 1998; 110:334-340.
SN, sensitivity; Sp, specificity; PPV, positive predictive value; NPV, negative predictive value; WBC, white blood cells; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 27 mm/hr and C-reactive protein (CRP) was 13 mg/L.
Patients experience multiple recurrences of pericardial pain and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) whenever the prednisone dosage drops below, say; 15 mg/day,
ESR-vacuum tubes are evacuated tubes used for collection of venous blood, and to transport and process blood for the testing the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of whole blood.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate was mildly elevated at 38 mm/h.
Lab tests for AST, ALT, lactic dehydrogenase, creatine phosphokinase, and aldolase will be abnormal in DMS, but labs for complete blood count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein are usually normal.
Sapico and Montgomerie reported that 91% of patients had an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and 35% had leukocytosis.
Laboratory testing revealed a white blood cell count of 11.9 x [10.sup.9]/L (11,900[mm.sup.3] [normal differential]) and an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 124 mm/h.
The proportion with an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 40 mm/hour or greater was higher during the 6-month period immediately before diagnosis of HF than in any other period during the entire 15 years (Ann.
The mean baseline erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) was 33 mm/hr and mean Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) score was 1.

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