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Credit quality of AAA or AA.
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Investment Grade

Describing a bond with a medium or high rating. Bonds rated Baa3 by Moody's or BBB- by S&P or Fitch. Investment-grade bonds are considered sufficiently low-risk that the law allows banks to invest in them. In addition to being low-risk, investment-grade bonds are low-return, greatly reducing the cost on the issuer. Most American Treasury and municipal bonds are investment-grade. See also: Junk, High-Rating.
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Of, relating to, or being a bond with little risk of default on the part of the issuer. High-grade is usually reserved for bonds rated AAA or AA by the rating services. Compare investment-grade.
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The technical team is pleased with the results of a recently completed IP survey by Walcott Geophysics and new high-grade Au discoveries at outcrop with highlights of 23.08 g/t Au, 6.49 g/t Ag, and 0.16% Cu (Sample ID B0003502) that has identified new drill targets with the potential for high-grade Au discoveries along the Mclymont Fault; a known prolific high-grade Au conduit with multiple showings over the 20km trend.
The bonanza gold grades revealed by the recent RC drilling confirm the potential of the Currans Find North prospect (and the Currans Find project in general) to host a significant high-grade gold deposit.
From 160 polyps, adenomatous polyps accounted for 88 (55%), 65(73.86%) had low-grade dysplasia, and 23(26.14%) were high-grade. As study on the effect of patient's gender on the presence of dysplasia in colonic polyps found that a polyp in a male is 1.3 times more likely to have dysplasia than a polyp in a female (p=0.034) and that was explained by hormonal protection in pre-menopausal women.15 Adenomatous polyps histologically are divided into tubular, tubulovillous and villous.
The final pathology results were in agreement with the preoperative diagnosis of acinic cell carcinoma with high-grade transformation and there was clear evidence of perineural invasion (Figure 3).
[13] TIC was identified in 44% cases of high-grade serous ovarian carcinoma when they compared tubal involvement by STIC in high-grade serous carcinoma with other type of epithelial ovarian carcinoma.
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"So the objective of our study was to determine the test properties of renal ultrasound for detecting VUR and high-grade VUR and obstructive uropathies in this [younger] age group," she said at the meeting, which was sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine, and the Academic Pediatric Association.
"Our current focus is to extend the South West Breccia high-grade resource at surface and at depth," he said.
The Gleason "grade" is a fundamental determinate used today to estimate low-grade, intermediate-grade, or high-grade malignancy.
However, it also appeared to raise the relative risk of high-grade tumors by 26.9%.
(4) However, Pitman et al (5) examined what would happen if the ASC-US category were to be eliminated and found decreased overall sensitivity for the Pap test, with 17% of the originally diagnosed ASC-US cases found to harbor high-grade lesions on histologic examination.
6, 2012 (CENS) -- China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan's largest integrated producer of steel products, will develop high-grade steel products to be profitable, rather than compete with rivals from China, Japan and South Korea to raise capacity.

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