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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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Program a bolus dose with a 10% increase in daily dose over 48 hours followed by a simple continuous infusion rate with an additional 10% increase.
For patients with Grade 1, 2, or 3 reactions, reduce the infusion rate when re-starting the infusion.
Unfortunately, during this time, the nurses failed to notice the infusion rate error or recognize that an infusion of plain D5W alone or an infusion rate of 200 mL/hour was unsafe for a six-year-old child.
For patients over 65 years of age or judged to be at risk for renal dysfunction or thrombotic events, administer GAMMAGARD LIQUID at the minimum infusion rate practicable.
Vasopressor/ inotropic infusion rates and ICU and hospital length of stay and outcome were recorded.
The subcutaneous infusion rate, when the infusion was preceded by Hylenex, was closer in flow to a standardized intravenous infusion rate than to the subcutaneous infusion rate with placebo, based on flow rates in five participants in the pilot phase of the study, according to data furnished by Halozyme Therapeutics Inc.
The nurse piggybacked the potassium minibag to the secondary infusion port in the insulin infusion line, set the secondary infusion rate to 100 mL/hour with a "volume to be infused" limit of 100 mL, but forgot to open the roller clamp.
In addition, the patients achieved a marked improvement in glucose responsiveness as measured by a fourfold increase in the glucose infusion rate required to maintain euglycemia during a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp.
Information concerning dexmedetomidine included the indication for its administration, the initial bolus dose (if used), the initial infusion rate (if used), changes in the infusion during administration, duration of administration, and adverse effects that could be attributed to the medication.
The maximal infusion rate in these cases was between 133 and 449 [micro]g x [kg.
Mild infusion-related reactions have been reported in some patients, none of which required modification of the infusion rate or discontinuation of SBC-102.