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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.
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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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Figure 2 compares the percutaneous absorption of zolmitriptan through Strat-M synthetic membrane with that through dermatomed ex vivo human skin over five hours.
Environmental temperature and the percutaneous absorption of a cholinesterase inhibitor, VX.
The effects of some permeability enhancers on the percutaneous absorption of lidocaine.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine significant differences between percutaneous absorption values obtained from different samples (significant level accepted ?P < 0.01) using the Statgraphics program.
The lag time always played a significant role in the percutaneous absorption of the drug and was calculated from x- intercept of the slope at the steady state.
Terpenes have been utilized for a number of therapeutic purposes, such as in antispasmodics, carminatives, perfumery, and others, but a few reports also suggest their potential as percutaneous absorption enhancers (8).
[15] studied the effect of vehicles and enhancers on the in vitro and in vivo percutaneous absorption of MTX through hairless mouse skin.
Studies and reported cases have demonstrated that hydration of the skin increases penetration of certain drugs, including lindane.[2,8,9,11] This results in an elevated systemic absorption probably secondary to increased percutaneous absorption with heat-associated dermal vasodilatation.
The lipophilic nature of vitamin E makes it suitable for topical application and percutaneous absorption through the skin.
"Cutaneous Metabolism of Xenobiotics." Percutaneous Absorption, pp 53-75 (R.L.
What is true for sublingual absorption and the jugular vein could be true for any sampling site located downstream of any other absorption site, such as the human cubital vein after percutaneous absorption of BPA from thermal receipt paper, leading to serum BPA concentrations > 1 ng/mL (vom Saal FS, personal communication).
Since these products are used for long duration, on a large body surface area and under hot humid conditions, percutaneous absorption is enhanced [10].

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