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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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Packed cell volume (PCV) was measured by standard manual technique usig microhematocrit capillary tubes and centrifuged at 12000g for 5 minutes.
The mean [+ or -] SE values of erythrocyte count, haemoglobin and packed cell volume indicates anemic status which is in accordance with the findings of Mendonca et al.
Centrifugation was used to determine packed cell volume (PCV) values from hematocrit tubes that were processed and recorded at the end of each collection day.
The results of body weight, packed cell volume and other biochemical parameters of normal and febrile rabbits are compared in Table I.
Parameters measured during the study were heart rate (HR), respiratory rate (RR), systolic arterial pressure (SAP), Tc[Pco.sub.2], [Etco.sub.2], Gi[Pco.sub.2], oxygen saturation (Sp[O.sub.2]), [Paco.sub.2], venous packed cell volume (PCV), and venous lactic acid concentrations.
Birds treated with oil also exhibited increased liver weights, decreased body and splenic weights, and decreased packed cell volume.
The blood samples were collected from the jugular veins of all goats by using anticoagulant, EDTA at fortnightly interval and the samples were subjected to determination of packed cell volume (PCV%) following standard protocols.
For each sample, the packed cell volume was determined, and the blood glucose concentration was measured by the veterinary glucometer.
Haematological parameters like haemoglobin (Hb)%, Total Erythrocytic Count (TEC, million/ c.mm) Packed Cell Volume (PVC)%, Total Leukocytic Count (TLC, thousand/c.mm), Differential Leukocytic Count (DLC)% and SGPT (ALT) u/l of both 6 healthy control and 18 infected goats were estimated as per method described by Chakraborti (2006) and Bengamin (1986).
Hematologic values assessed included total white blood cell (WBC) count, WBC differential counts, total protein (TP) concentration, and measurement of packed cell volume (PCV), which were performed according to standard methods.
Blood sample was collected for Packed Cell Volume, Mean Corpuscular Volume and complete blood counts, faecal sample for intestinal worm burden, swab sample from the lesion was taken for bacteriological culture and isolation and biopsy sample was submitted for histopathologic tissue sectioning.
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