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Interest Rate

The percentage of the value of a balance or debt that one pays or is paid each time period. For example, if one holds a bond with a face value of $1,000 and a 3% interest rate payable each quarter, one receives $30 each quarter. The percentage of the interest rate remains constant (usually), but the amount one pays or is paid changes according to the amount of the balance or debt. For example, if one pays off part of the principal on a loan each month, the amount one pays in interest decreases even though the rate remains the same. See also: Time Value of Money.


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These show that hand grip strength was positively correlated with BMI upper arm length mean arm circumference and peak expiratory flow rate and all these were statistically significant.
Two European studies have reported that airborne iron was possibly associated with a decline in peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR), production of phlegm, or exacerbation of respiratory symptoms (Dusseldorp et al.
Laboratory studies have found that the Mapleson C circuit has a higher peak expiratory flow rate than the Laerdal circuit (Maxwell and Ellis 2003, Savian et al 2005) which may explain the increased amount of secretion clearance obtained with the Mapleson C compared to the Laerdal circuit in this trial.
Target" peak expiratory flow rates for children are calculated based on height and weight, and depict the "normal" or "expected" level of pulmonary function.
The parameters of PFT included in the study were forced vital capacity (FVC), forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1), and peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR).
Keywords: Forced expiratory volume in 1 second, Force vital capacity, Peak expiratory flow rate, Pulmonary function test, Spirometry.
In this study, physically active men were compared with sedentary life style men, there was an increase in the forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume, peak expiratory flow rate in physically active men, thus, enhancing the pulmonary functional capacity in them.
Abbreviations: PEFR = peak expiratory flow rate, QB = quiet breathing, Sp[O.
Then, resting heart rate (HR) was taken for 1 min; (3) blood pressure was then measured at the 15-min interval and averaged using a Mercury Sphygmomanometer by the auscultatory method; and (4) peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) was measured with a standard Peak Expiratory Flow Meter.
At 6 months, the two groups had roughly equivalent improvements in morning peak expiratory flow rate.