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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.

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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Evaluation of a fully automated system for determination of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Blood 1989; 34:1-9.
Test performance of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein in assessing the severity of acute pelvic inflammatory disease.
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate tends to be very high.
Her erythrocyte sedimentation rate was 150 mm/h at this time.
It also suggests that regular monitoring of erythrocyte sedimentation rate and other inflammatory markers might provide a way to identify RA patients at increased near-term risk of developing HF--and that could open the door to new preventive approaches, Dr.
Her erythrocyte sedimentation rate was very high at 93 mm/hr, but two blood cultures and a urine culture were sterile, and a stool culture for routine pathogens also was negative.
Laboratory investigations demonstrated a C-reactive protein level of 262 mg/L, an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 125 mm in the first hour, and a leukocyte count of 12.6 x 109/L with 9.1 x 109/L neutrophils.
Several blood tests (erythrocyte sedimentation rate, angiotensin-converting enzyme I levels, Lyme titer, folate, vitamin [B.sub.12], ceruloplasmin, CSF analysis, thyroid panel, CHEM-7, and CBC) were ordered, all of which were negative or within normal limits.
A Both the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP) should be included in the standard work-up for stroke patients.
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate had returned to normal (3 mm/h), as had the AST, LDH, and alkaline phosphatase.

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