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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 erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a complementary exam that initially was developed to help diagnose pregnancy; currently it is more commonly used in Rheumatology, and it has become important for the diagnosis and accompaniment of diseases such as rheumatic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatic disease [8,10].
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05) reduction from baseline in serum markers of inflammation, including erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) and rheumatoid factor (RF).
Objective: To study the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (anti-CCP) antibodies in rheumatoid arthritis patients on disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug therapy.
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Clinical and biochemical markers--including disease activity score, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, serum undercarboxylated osteocalcin (a bone metabolism marker that is elevated with low vitamin K status), C- reactive protein, and matrix metalloproteinase, an enzyme that degrades collagens and other tissue components correlated with systemic inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis--were assessed before and after the treatment period.
Furthermore, there were no differences between the groups with respect to C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, WBC, frequency of coronary artery lesions, or immunoglobulin resistance.
Statin induced myalgia presents with/without increased CK levels with normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein levels.

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