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exchange

 [eks-chānj´]
1. the substitution of one thing for another.
2. to substitute one thing for another.
gas exchange the passage of oxygen and carbon dioxide in opposite directions across the alveolocapillary membrane.
health care information exchange in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as providing patient care information to health professionals in other agencies.
impaired gas exchange a nursing diagnosis approved by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolocapillary membrane (see gas exchange). Etiological and contributing factors include an altered oxygen supply, changes in the alveolar-capillary membrane, altered blood flow, and altered oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Defining characteristics include changes in mental status such as confusion, somnolence, restlessness, and irritability; ineffective coughing and inability to move secretions from the air passages; hypercapnia; and hypoxia. For specific medical treatments and nursing interventions, see airway clearance, ineffective; breathing patterns, ineffective; chronic airflow limitation; and anemia.
plasma exchange see plasma exchange.

ex·change

(eks-chānj'),
To substitute one thing for another, or the act of such substitution.

exchange

/ex·change/ (eks-chānj)
1. the substitution of one thing for another.
2. to substitute one thing for another.

plasma exchange  the removal of plasma from withdrawn blood, with retransfusion of the formed elements into the donor; done for removal of circulating antibodies or abnormal plasma constituents. The plasma removed is replaced by type-specific frozen plasma or by albumin.

ex·change

(eks-chānj')
To substitute one thing for another, or the act of such substitution.
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It appears that the IRS failed in Publication 535 to explicitly clarify the full tax treatment of a barter transaction in accordance with tax law, including case law.
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Choosing a barter exchange group is like standing on the edge of a swimming pool and wondering how the water is going to feel.
The evolution of barter into a more formal, sophisticated process is a testament to its timelessness and continued viability even in today's technologically based, global economy.
Today, the majority of business barter deals are facilitated through barter exchanges, primarily as a way to squeeze profit from unsold or under-utilized products or downtime.
Juddmonte Farms' Barter Town, who hasn't won at the stakes level, comes out of neck losses to Worldly Ways in Golden Gate Fields' All-American Handicap and to River Keen in Hollywood Park's Bel Air Handicap.
According to the International Reciprocal Trade Association (IRTA), an international organization that coordinates the many barter exchange networks around the world, the dollar value of domestic business-to-business barter transactions for the past 10 years has grown at an annual rate of more than 15%.
The concept of barter transactions was specifically addressed in SFAS No.
In theory, barter should be able to transform non-performing assets into something of value.
I think they realize barter is beyond the cutting edge.
The major reasons include the attractiveness of barter to businesses and media buyers, changes in legislation (Vaccaro and Kassaye, 1990), increasing competition from independent producers (Mandese, 1989b; Mandese, 1991; Ross, 1989),less hospitable business climate, and economic recession (Walley, 1991; Fahey, 1991) Perhaps, the single most important reason for the success of barter is independent show producers, lobbying against the monopolistic power of the big three networks - ABC, NBC, and CBS.
Now, however, a new try is being made at international TV barter and it is succeeding in Eastern Europe, China and even in Western Europe.