maturation index

mat·u·ra·tion in·dex

an index indicating the degree of maturation attained by the vaginal epithelium as adjudged by the cell types being exfoliated; serves as an objective means of evaluating hormonal secretion or response; represents the percentage of parabasal cells/intermediate cells/superficials, in that order; "shift to the left" indicates more immature cells on the surface (atrophy), while "shift to the right" indicates more mature epithelium.

maturation index

A crude evaluation of a woman’s oestrogen status, based on a pap smear, using three values—X, Y and Z—to total 100, which corresponds to the percentage of parabasal, intermediate and superficial squames seen in the smear. Cells for the MI are taken from the lateral vaginal wall; 100+ cells are counted.

mat·u·ra·tion index

(mach'ūr-ā'shŭn in'deks)
An index indicating the degree of maturation attained by the vaginal epithelium as adjudged by the cell types being exfoliated; serves as an objective means of evaluating hormonal secretion or response; represents the percentage of parabasal cells/intermediate cells/superficialis, in that order; "shift to the left" indicates more immature cells on the surface (atrophy), whereas "shift to the right" indicates more mature epithelium.
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The primary objective was to compare the effects of Pueraria mirifica gel or conjugated estrogen cream on the vaginal maturation index, vaginal symptom score, vaginal health assessment score, and vaginal flora in postmenopausal women.
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The subjects were therefore monitored for changes in vaginal pH and cytology as measured by the vaginal maturation index (VMI), the proportion of superficial cells to parabasal and intermediate cells.
The subjects were monitored for changes in vaginal pH and cytology as measured by the vaginal maturation index (VMI)--the proportion of superficial cells t parabasal and intermediate cells.