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Describing an opinion that is neither bearish nor bullish. Neutral option strategies are generally designed to perform best if there is little or no net change in the price of the underlying stock or index. See also Bearish and Bullish.
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Neutral

Of or relating to an opinion that a market will neither trend up or down in the near term. That is, a neutral analyst is neither bearish nor bullish; he/she believes that the market in question will remain roughly in its current value. Neutral analysts design neutral investment strategies, which are designed to perform the best if the market(s) in which one is investing do not move significantly. One example is a portfolio that is exactly half long and half short. See also: Market neutral.
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neutral

1. An investment opinion that is neither bullish nor bearish. A neutral opinion for an individual stock generally indicates the stock should not be purchased or sold.
2. Of or relating to an investment position that is likely to produce the best results if the market does not exhibit a major upward or downward movement.
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Neutral endopeptidases (NEPs) have also been implicated in the degradation of the NPs (28).
Endothelial cells contain a large number of neutral endopeptidases, and abnormal blood lipid levels can damage the body's vascular endothelial cells, leading to a large number of neutral endopeptidases released from endothelial cells.
Although bradykinin is degraded by other peptidases--for example, aminopeptidases M, carboxypeptidases N, neutral endopeptidases, dipeptidyl peptidase IV, enkephalinases, or neprilysin--these enzymes are less effective than ACE (7).
It has been suggested that the mechanism by which this drug works is by inhibiting the neutral endopeptidases that degrade active [BNP.sub.1-32].
Is the NT-proBNP assay more accurate in this group because of the known up-regulation of neutral endopeptidases (14), which increase the degradation of BNP in patients with renal dysfunction?