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Absorption

1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.
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absorption

the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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Also, although I'm not enough of a biochemist to know, the chemical interactions that occur between a variety of foods aid in both digestion and fat absorption.
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Orlistat, a lipase inhibitor, decreases dietary fat absorption by 30%.
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[7] These studies intriguingly support claims of chitosan' s potential as an antihyperlipidemic and fat absorption deterrent; however, questions regarding the extent of its usefulness and potential for detrimental effect s are arguable.
- Keep fat absorption low: cooking at high temperatures means the surface of the chips becomes sealed quickly, helping to limit the amount of fat absorbed.
Fat absorption reduces the optical throughput over the critical 5920 [cm.sup.-1] glucose absorption band, thereby adversely affecting spectral quality by reducing the SNR for the measurement.
In clinical trials where 2,800 patients were treated with Orlistat and 1,400 with a placebo, those taking Orlistat were able to slash their body's fat absorption by up to 30 percent.
Increasing the viscosity of the intestinal contents thereby reducing fat absorption.