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The event of a price movement that approaches a support level or a resistance level established earlier by the market. A test is passed if prices do not go below the support or resistance level, and the test is failed if prices go on to new lows or highs.


The attempt by a stock price or a stock market average to break through a support level or a resistance level. For example, a stock that has declined to $20 on several occasions without moving lower may be expected to test this support level once again. Failing to fall below $20 one more time would be considered a successful test of the support level and a bullish sign for the stock.
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Conclusion: The pulmonary function test values tended to increase with increase in age, height and weight.
All tests were conducted after the subjects were made to sit comfortably in a chair for 15 minutes and the pulmonary function tests were done for all the subjects in the morning between 10 am to 12 noon in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory at KVG Medical College and Hospital, Sullia.
For the evaluation of the echocardiographic findings and pulmonary function tests results, we used a Mann-Whitney test.
The presence of nodular opacities on Chest X-rays (P/A View) and restrictive pattern of pulmonary function tests in collaboration with signs and symptoms were used as a diagnostic criterion for coal workers pneumoconiosis.
One day before the pulmonary function tests were carried out, the athletes were warned about not using any drugs, smoking cigarettes within the last 24 hours, doing vigorous exercise at least 30 minutes before the test and eating heavy meals 2 hours before the test.
If these studies prove negative, close follow-up with serial pulmonary function tests as well as inquiry regarding the clinical symptoms of shortness of breath and cough is appropriate, according to the Perm investigators.
The effects of a pulmonary rehabilitation program on pulmonary function tests and exercise tolerance in patients with Parkinson's disease.
Pulmonary function tests were performed routinely at baseline and at yearly intervals to screen for subclinical lung disease for all patients with childhood onset SLE.
No changes were observed in the frequency of asthma episodes or in pulmonary function tests before and after the program.
After a pulmonary function technologist or respiratory therapist performs a series of pulmonary function tests on a patient, the tests results are presented on a final report form as a list of data including predicted values, results and percents of predicteds.
Most of the tests discussed are performed in the clinical laboratory on blood or urine specimens, but some pulmonary function tests, cardiac tests, and other selected radiologic or diagnostic tests are also covered because of their importance in diagnosis or therapy.
Pulmonary function tests are useful for considering tracheal compression in a patient with right sided arcus aorta anomaly who especially suffered from cough and dyspnea [5].

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