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This is the daily number of shares of a security that change hands between a buyer and a seller. Also known as volume traded. Also see Up volume and Down volume.
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The amount of trading sustained in a security or in the entire market during a given period. Especially heavy volume may indicate that important news has just been announced or is expected. See also average daily volume.
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Volume is the number of shares traded in a company's stock or in an entire market over a specified period, typically a day.

Unusual market activity, either higher or lower than average, is typically the result of some external event. But unusual activity in an individual stock reflects new information about that stock or the stock's sector.

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VC[O.sub.2] can be estimated by measuring the partial pressure of mixed expired C[O.sub.2] (PmxC[O.sub.2]) in mmHg and minute volume (MV) in l/min:
ASV requires that an adequate and optimal target minute volume is set according to the ideal body weight.
Other potential problems with ASV include that fact that ASV guarantees a minimum preset minute volume but not a constant tidal volume.
The increase in revenue from continuing operations is primarily related to an increase in minute volumes.
All of the materials are biocompatible and, because they are extraordinarily thin, they can dissolve in even minute volumes of water.
Conversely, increased inspiratory flows and greater minute volumes were observed in animals with elevated CAP exposures but without stress.
In addition, the air leaks, in combination with the high respiratory rates and minute volumes seen in patients with pneumonia/ARDS make it difficult for ventilators to achieve good synchrony, contributing further to patient intolerance.
The slight pressure swings, minute volumes and unique flow characteristics of HFOV enhance lung recruitment and create higher end-expiratory lung volumes.