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Risk

The uncertainty associated with any investment. That is, risk is the possibility that the actual return on an investment will be different from its expected return. A vitally important concept in finance is the idea that an investment that carries a higher risk has the potential of a higher return. For example, a zero-risk investment, such as a U.S. Treasury security, has a low rate of return, while a stock in a start-up has the potential to make an investor very wealthy, but also the potential to lose one's entire investment. Certain types of risk are easier to quantify than others. To the extent that risk is quantifiable, it is generally calculated as the standard deviation on an investment's average return.

exposure

see EXCHANGE RATE EXPOSURE.

exposure

(1) In finance,the amount that one may lose in an investment;the potential loss,which could be the capital invested plus any personal liability on loans in excess of the value of the property securing the loans. (2) In the market, the process of making a property known to the marketplace as available for sale or lease.(3) Physically, the direction of an improvement;for example,“The southern exposure of the house had all the best views.”

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The accuracy of exposure factors was essential for consistently high-quality diagnostic clinical images.
In multivariable analysis, after controlling for other exposure factors, two variables were significantly associated with a new positive TST result: 1) being born outside of the United States (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 2.
Ltd, Tokyo, Japan) was used, employing standard paediatric exposure factors.
EPA CSFII and the Exposure Factors Handbook) use different age categories to classify children.
With visual evidence of S-value trending, it may be possible to adjust programmed exposure factors and monitor radiographer behaviors related to selection of exposure factors.
Exposure error introduced when human exposure factors are not included in an exposure estimate is represented by population = PE - AQ.
The CR systems can virtually eliminate the need for repeat examinations when incorrect exposure factors are used due to their wide latitude.
It is unclear whether the prolonged clinical course was influenced by supportive therapies or exposure factors.
The USAMRMC is soliciting research proposals for studies on the pathophysiology, surrogate markers, mechanisms and treatment of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-related neurodegenerative conditions to include initiating causes, interaction of environmental and genetic risk factors, epigenetic modifying factors, with emphasis on exposure factors encountered in military operations which may be neurotoxic or lead to neurodegenerative conditions.
Finally, researchers and risk assessors estimate exposure to chemicals in dust by multiplying dust concentrations by highly uncertain exposure factors for dust ingestion (U.
Whether this finding is related to genetic or exposure factors is unclear.
After viewing radiographs exposed to low exposure factors (60 kVp and 1.