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Diminution, reduction, depreciation, decrease in value; that which cannot be recovered.

The term loss is a comprehensive one, and relative, since it does not have a limited or absolute meaning. It has been used interchangeably with damage, deprivation, and injury.

In the law of insurance, a loss is the ascertained liability of the insurer, a decrease in value of resources, or an increase in liabilities. It refers to the monetary injury that results from the occurrence of the contingency for which the insurance was taken out.

Loss of earning capacity is an injury to an individual's ability to earn wages at a future time and may be recovered as an element of damages in a tort case.

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n. 1) the value placed on injury or damages due to an accident caused by another's negligence, a breach of contract or other wrongdoing. The amount of monetary damages can be determined in a lawsuit. 2) when expenses are greater than profits, the difference between the amount of money spend and the income. (See: damages)

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LOSS, contracts. The deprivation of something which one had, which was either advantageous, agreeable or commodious.
     2. In cases of partnership, the losses are in general borne by the partners equally, unless stipulations or circumstance's manifest a different intention. Story, Partn. Sec. 24. But it is not essential that the partners should all share the losses. They may agree, that if there shall be no profits, but a loss, that the loss shall be borne by one or more of the partners exclusively, and that the others shall, inter se, be exempted from all liabilities for losses. Colly. Partn. 11; Gow, Partn. 9; 3 M. & Wels. 357; 5 Barn. & Ald. 954 Story, Partn. Sec. 23.
     3. When a thing sold is lost by an accident, as by fire, the loss falls on the owner, res perit domino, and questions not unfrequently arise, as to whether the thing has been delivered and passed to the purchaser, or whether it remains still the property of the seller. See, on this subject, Delivery.

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Other thrombophilias, such as those associated with factor V Leiden mutation, activated protein C resistance, and possibly prothrombin G20210A and protein S deficiency, have been found by some investigators to be associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. It is doubtful that antithyroid antibodies and sharing of parental human lymphocyte antigen (HLA) cause recurrent miscarriage.
In the treatment of recurrent pregnancy loss, there is a suggestion that progesterone is helpful in women who have otherwise unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss; however, the indications and mechanisms are unclear.
There should be a high index of suspicion for hypothyroidism in patients with recurrent pregnancy loss. Careful monitoring & control of hypothyroidism during pregnancy & intrapartum period is necessary, since these patients are at increased risk of developing fetal distress during labour.
Diagnostic factors identified in 1020 women with two versus three or more recurrent pregnancy losses. Fertil Steril 2010; 93: 1234-43.
[4] Nonstandard abbreviations: RPL, recurrent pregnancy loss; APS, antiphospholipid syn drome; SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus; aPL, antiphospholipid antibody; LA, lupus anticoagulant; PT, prothrombin time; APTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; DRVVT, dilute Russell's viper venom time; HELLP, hemolysis, increased liver enzymes, low platelets; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism; LMWH, low-molecular weight heparin; HCQ, hydroxychloroquine.
Can Plateletcrit be a Marker for Recurrent Pregnancy Loss? Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2016; 22: 447-52.
A 35-year-old para 0+6 Black African lady presented with a history of five first and one second trimester recurrent pregnancy losses. In addition, she had a nine-year history of irregular heavy bleeding associated with dysmenorrhea.
Analysis of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1, integrin beta3, beta fibrinogen, and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase polymorphisms in Iranian women with recurrent pregnancy loss. Am J Reprod Immunol 2011;66(2):149-156.
Various patients including recurrent pregnancy loss, multiple congenital anomalies, learning disabilities and known cytogenetic abnormalities are selected for CMA.
Recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), recurrent miscarriage, or habitual abortion is defined as "the occurrence of three or more miscarriage of a fetus before 20 weeks of gestations (i.e.
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