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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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Environmental temperature and the percutaneous absorption of a cholinesterase inhibitor, VX.
Combined effect of cyclic monoterpenes and ethanol on percutaneous absorption of diclofenac sodium.
Shah SNH, Rabbani ME and Amir MF, "In vitro study of percutaneous absorption of diclofenac in the presence of SLS through hairless rabbit skin," J of Res.
A general trend has been seen that unsaturated fatty acids are more effective in enhancing percutaneous absorption of drugs than their saturated counterparts.
Effect of vehicles and penetration enhancers on the in vitro and in vivo percutaneous absorption of methotrexate and edatrexate through hairless mouse skin.
9,10] Wester and Maibach,[9] in their classic review on percutaneous absorption, emphasized the multilevel complexities involved in percutaneous absorption, several of which apply to this case.
Skin Barrier: Principles of Percutaneous Absorption.
The site of application was an important factor because there was a marked regional variation in percutaneous absorption of the active ingredient from topical preparations.
In fact, there is "nothing magical that happens" in infant skin after 6 months that makes sunscreen use safer, she said, explaining that infant skin is structurally and functionally different from adult skin, and that while gradual maturation takes place over time, thereby reducing susceptibility to percutaneous absorption of topically applied products, the risk is minimal even in babies younger than age 6 months.
Studies focusing on percutaneous absorption of jojoba oil components conducted at the University of Michigan indicated that jojoba oil is rapidly absorbed into the skin, primarily via pores and hair follicles.
Among specific topics are methods for studying percutaneous absorption, the influence of emollients on the skin penetration from emulsions, flexible liposomes for topical applications in cosmetics, principles of iontophoresis and its applications in cosmetics, the significance of follicular delivery and ways to measure it, and marketing skin delivery systems.
2002; Koo and Lee 2004) and that percutaneous absorption of DEP occurs (Api 2001; ATSDR 1995; Mint et al.

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