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capital

1) n. from Latin for caput, meaning "head," the basic assets of a business (particularly corporations or partnerships) or of an individual, including actual funds, equipment and property as distinguished from stock in trade, inventory, payroll, maintenance and services. 2) adj. related to the basic assets or activities of a business or individual, such as capital account, capital assets, capital expenditure, and capital gain or loss. 3) n. an amount of money a person owns, as in "how much capital do you have to put into this investment?" as distinguished from the amount which must be financed. (See: capital account, capital assets, capital gains or losses, stock in trade)

capital

noun assets, available means, balances, bank annuities, belongings, caput, cash supplies, credits, economic resources, finances, financial provision, financial resources, funds, funds for investment, funds in hand, holdings, income, investment portfolio, investments, line of credit, liquid assets, money, pecuniary resources, property, ready cash, receipts, reserves, resources, revenue, savings, sors, working assets
Associated concepts: authorized capital, capital account, capital assets, capital budget, capital case, capital construccion, capital contribution, capital crime, capital expenditure, capital gains, capital gains tax, capital improvement, capiial in a corporation, capital investment, capital loss, capital of a state, capital offense, capital outlay, capital paid-in, capital project, capital punishment, capital reserve, capital stock, capital surplus, circulating capital, distribution of capptal, equity capital, fixed capital, floating capital, impairrent of capital, reduction of capital, return of capital, stated capital, working capital
Foreign phrases: Excusat aut extenuat delictum in capitallbus quod non operatur idem in civilibus.That excuses or extenuates a wrong in capital cases which would not have the same effect in civil suits.
See also: assets, basic, cardinal, cash, central, deadly, essential, fund, important, leading, master, material, monetary, money, possessions, premium, prime, principal, resource, salient, seat, securities, security, select, share, stellar, stock, substance, treasury

CAPITAL, political economy, commerce. In political economy, it is that portion of the produce of a country, which may be made directly available either to support the human species or to the facilitating of production.
     2. In commerce, as applied to individuals, it is those objects, whether consisting of money or other property, which a merchant, trader, or other person adventures in an undertaking, or which he contributes to the common stock of a partnership. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1458.
     3. It signifies money put out at interest.
     4. The fund of a trading company or corporation is also called capital, but in this sense the word stock is generally added to it; thus we say the capital stock of the Bank of North America.

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Slipped capital femoral epiphysis associated with endocrine disorder.
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the gradually acquired mal-alignment of the proximal femoral metaphysis and capital epiphysis.
The etiology of these lesions can arise from a multitude of causes, including trauma, developmental dysplasia, femoroacetabular impingement, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis, and osteonecrosis.
An obese child who presents with knee or hip pain may very well have a slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
2) The cam (or "pistol-grip") deformity is known to be associated with femoral neck fractures, slipped capital femoral epiphysis (Figure 3), and Legg-Calve-Perthes' disease.
Femoral acetabular impingement "may be related to slipped capital femoral epiphysis injuries, which usually occur in overweight children, but we think there is a more athletic body habitus in which the femoral head slowly creeps back because of athletic endeavors, he said at a meeting sponsored by Rady Children's Hospital and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Although this is the finding common before the fusion of capital femoral epiphysis associated with diffuse flattening of femoral head, in our study it was seen in age ranging from 10-41yrs.
This is more difficult in patients with slipped capital femoral epiphysis or Perthes disease, where the tip of the trochanter may even stay in contact with the posterior acetabular wall and internal rotation may be difficult.
Stabilization with in situ pinning is the gold standard treatment for slipped capital femoral epiphysis, whether the slip is stable or unstable.
Children with knee or hip pain and xray findings suggestive of slipped capital femoral epiphysis or Blount's disease (tibia vara) may need orthopedic evaluation.
Slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE) is defined as a posterior and inferior slippage of the proximal femoral epiphysis (femoral head) on the metaphysis (femoral neck), occurring through the epiphyseal growth plate during the early adolescent growth spurt.