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1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.


the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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The barrier function of the skin in relation to percutaneous absorption of drugs.
In vivo percutaneous absorption of DEHP from DEHP-piasticized polyvinyl chloride film in male Fischer 344 rats.
Percutaneous absorption theoretical description, J.
Chemical enhancement of percutaneous absorption in relation to stratum corneum structural alterations.
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Guy's principal scientific achievements are in the areas of characterizing the function of the skin barrier to drug absorption, enhancement of percutaneous absorption, iontophoresis, noninvasive bio-sensing of blood glucose and other analytes, and the prediction and assessment of skin penetration and topical bioavailability.
In the first study, in-vitro measures of percutaneous absorption demonstrated more than 2 to 3 times more penetration than other formulations with up to 10% BPO.
The researchers concluded that the carrier used in PENNSAID(TM) progressively enhanced percutaneous absorption of diclofenac over 48 hours when used in a multi-dose regimen as compared with an aqueous control.

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