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Value, measure, or degree; a charge, payment, or price determined through the application of a mathematical formula or based upon a scale or standard.

For example, an interest rate is determined by the ratio between the principal and interest.

Rate is also used synonymously with tax.


noun amount, assessment, charge, cost, expense, fare, fee, hire, magno, obligation, pace, parvo emere, price, quotation, standard, tempo, valuation, value, velocity, worth
Associated concepts: legal rate of interest, rate of exchange


verb aestimare, appraise, apprize, assess, class, classify, compute, determine, esteem, estimate, evaluate, figure, fix the price of, gauge, grade, judge, measure, merit, price, quantify, rank, reckon, set a value on, tag, value, weigh
See also: amount, appraise, arrange, assess, assessment, calculate, caliber, charge, classify, cost, criticize, differential, duty, earnings, estimate, evaluate, expense, face amount, frequency, gauge, inveigh, levy, measure, organize, par, pigeonhole, price, quality, rebuke, reprehend, sum, tax, worth

RATE. A public valuation or assessment of every man's estate; or the ascertaining how much tax every one shall pay. Vide Pow. Mortg. Index, h.t.; Harr. Dig. h.t.; 1 Hopk. C. R. 87.

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The protocols need to be clear and concise, and have step-by-step information about drawing aPTTs and changing the infusion rate after the physician places the initial order for a specific protocol.
Linear regression analysis was used to calculate the correlation coefficient between the calcium infusion rate and the citrate infusion rate, and the calcium loss rate by CVVH.
We used measured glucose concentrations to select insulin infusion rates on the basis of 2 published insulin administration protocols (11, 12), referred to here as the Yale and UW regimens, respectively.
Subsequent and serial adjustments in fluid infusion rate are then based upon response to resuscitation.
The different insulin infusion rate used in other studies (3,7), will not affect the insulin sensitivity values but changes in the time taken to achieve a steady state plasma insulin levels occur.
Diagram 1: Hospital Iron Polymaltose Infusion Protocol Infusion rate section only)
Effect of Infusion Rate on Thiopental Dose-Response Relationships, 81 ANESTHESIOLOGY 316 (1994).
Use the lowest dose necessary at the slowest infusion rate possible.
In addition, the usual infusion rate for my patients was five to 15 minutes, depending on their tolerance.
Recommendation: Insulin infusions may be given via the same line as other compatible medications provided the infusion rate is stable.