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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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If acute PsA is suspected, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and rheumatoid factor assays are better than a C-re-active protein test, he said.
0 g/dL), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (136 mm in the first hour), and platelet count (34 x [10.
Laboratory evaluation revealed leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, anemia, and elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate.
Already well-reputed for its manufacturing quality and product excellence in serology testing, Diesse developed a revolutionary method for determining the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR).
Some patients develop fever, anemia, an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and an elevated serum alkaline phosphatase level.
Laboratory activity was assessed by examining erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), haptoglobin (Hp), and [[beta].
With regard to the individual components of the DAS28, the subjective areas of patient global assessment and tender joint count were associated with increased pack-year history, unlike the objective areas of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and swollen joint count.
The patient had high values of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) in the first hour (71 mm/h) and C-reactive protein (CRP) (4.
His erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 6 mm/hr, and his angiotensin-converting enzyme level was 27 nmol/ml/min.
Assessment of the patients' arthritis included the use of a 100 mm visual analog scale (VAS) for pain, patient's and physician's global assessment of arthritis, a validated Chinese version of the Oxford Knee Score (COKS), a validated Chine version of the Arthritis Impact Measurement Scale 2-short form (CAIMS2-SF), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP).
Blood analysis showed an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and temporal artery biopsy showed giant cell arteritis.
American College of Rheumatology criteria for GCA include age of onset 50 years or more, new-onset headache, temporal artery abnormalities, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and abnormal artery biopsy.

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