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Abbreviation for: Earnings Before Interest and Taxes.

Abbreviation for Earnings Before Interest Taxes and Amortisation.

Abbreviation for: Earnings Before Interest Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation.

Substance which conducts electrical current in a solution, e.g. acids, bases, salts. Opposite: Non-electrolyte, e.g. sugar.

Supplying nutrients such as liquid and special nutrition via the upper gastrointestinal tract.

A type of regional anesthesia involving the injection of an anesthetic agent into the epidural space, which blocks the transmission of pain signals through nerves at or near the spinal cord.

Is a commonly used abbreviation for erythropoietin.

The amount of equity in relation to total assets.

Enterprise Resource Planning; a business management system that integrates the use of enterprise-wide resources including capital, equipment and personnel to maximize efficiencies.

An ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is used to handle processes such as manufacturing, logistics, goods distribution, inventories, invoicing, etc.

Is a hormone produced by healthy kidneys that tells the bone marrow to produce erythrocytes (red blood cells). Synthetic hormone versions are available for kidney patients. Lack of this hormone may lead to renal anemia.

Bonding of alcohols and acids.

Outside of the cells.

Outside the body.

A treatment whereby the blood is cleansed outside of the body by means of a direct connection from the circulatory system to an artificial kidney (dialyzer).