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maximum

 [mak´sĭ-mum]
the greatest quantity, effect, or value possible or achieved under given circumstances. adj., adj max´imal.
transport maximum (tubular maximum) Tm , the highest rate in milligrams per minute at which the renal tubules can transfer a substance either from the tubular luminal fluid to the interstitial fluid or from the interstitial fluid to the tubular luminal fluid, beyond which it may be excreted in the urine. In kidney function tests, it is expressed as Tm with inferior letters representing the substance used in the test, such as TmPAH (transport maximum for p-aminohippuric acid).

max·i·mum

(mak'si-mŭm),
The greatest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.
[L. neuter of maximus, greatest]

maximum

/max·i·mum/ (mak´sĭ-mum) pl. max´ima   [L.]
1. the greatest possible, or actual, effect or quantity.
2. largest; utmost.max´imal

transport maximum , tubular maximum (Tm) the highest rate (milligrams per minute) at which the renal tubules can transfer a substance either from the tubular luminal fluid to the interstitial fluid or from the interstitial fluid to the tubular luminal fluid, beyond which it may be excreted in the urine.

maximum

Managed care
See Lifetime maximum.
 
Vox populi
adjective Referring to the most or greatest amount of something.
 
noun The most or greatest possible amount of a thing.

max·i·mum

(mak'si-mŭm, -mal)
The greatest amount, value, or degree attained or attainable.
[L. neuter of maximus, greatest]

maximum

the greatest quantity, effect or value possible or achieved under given circumstances.

maximum permissible dose
see dose equivalent limits.
tubular maximum
the highest rate in milligrams per minute at which the renal tubules can transfer artificially administered test substances; the maximal tubular excretory capacity. Abbreviated Tm.
References in classic literature ?
He spent his evenings poring over accounts, or making endless calculations based on cheaper freights for copra and on the possible maximum and minimum market prices for that staple of commerce.
The maximum of stifling and of agony passed, and, although he was still weak and giddy, he tottered in the direction of the house and of Nalasu.
In quantity, the formula prescribed twelve hundred words minimum dose, fifteen hundred words maximum dose.
Her territory had been saturated with population; that is to say, her territory, with the primitive method of production, had supported the maximum limit of population.