Adverse Health Effect
Adverse Health Effect: A change in body function or cell structure that might lead to disease or health problems
Low Price-Earnings Ratio Effect: The tendency of portfolios of stocks with a low price-earnings ratio to outperform portfolios of stocks with high price-earnings ratios.
Limited Effects Theory: A type of communication theory (e.g., social learning theory, vicarious catharsis theory) that regards media as having conditional influences on the viewer: due to intervening variables, the . . . View Full Definition
Lowest-Observed-Adverse-Effect Level (LOAEL): The lowest tested dose of a substance that has been reported to cause harmful (adverse) health effects in people or animals.
Magnus Effect: The effect on a spinning cylinder or sphere moving through a fluid, in which force acts perpendicular to the direction of motion and to the direction of spin. This is used to advantage in ba . . . View Full Definition
Lake Effect Snow: Snow showers that are created when cold dry air passes over a large warmer lake, such as one of the Great Lakes, and picks up moisture and heat.
Joint Commission On Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO): The JCAHO is an independent, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related . . . View Full Definition
International Fisher Effect: States that the interest rate differential between two countries should be an unbiased predictor of the future change in the spot rate.
Inverse Barometer Effect: The inverse response of sea level to changes in atmospheric pressure. A static reduction of 1.005 mb in atmospheric pressure will cause a stationary rise of 1 cm in sea level.
January Effect: Each year, the stock market tends to increase slightly in value between December 31 and the end of the first week of January. Known as the January Effect, this rise starts when investors sel . . . View Full Definition
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Chromogenic Materials: Color photographic materials which form dyes during processing.