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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(B) Quantitative analysis of synapse density (number per 110 mm2 area of molecular layer) and (C) maturation index (area of clustered synaptic vesicles normalized to the area of the presynaptic terminal), illustrating a significant decrease in both synapse density (t = 11.09, df = 98) and the synapse maturation (t = 10.00, df = 98) of diabetes.
Cytologic smear evaluation using a vaginal maturation index was included in all 3 treatment arms.
The researchers found that vaginal cell maturation index trended higher and uterine volume decreased more slowly in soy-fed girls versus cow-milk-fed girls.
Significant variations in the maturation index ratio (SS/TA) among the postharvest treatments and the duration of storage (p < 0.05) were found to occur in the interaction between the factors (Table 5).
The vaginal maturation index increased significantly in both treatment groups at 12 weeks in both groups, (22.4 to 47.56 in the Pueraria gel group and 27.0 to 66.90 in the estrogen group) with a significantly higher effect observed in the estrogen group.
In July 2011, five attributes related to the plant were measured: yield, maturation index, leaf retention, plant height and crown diameter.
The physicochemical properties of the juice were also analyzed, including juice content (JC), calculated by the ratio between the mass of the juice and of the fruit; soluble solids (SS) content, with direct reading in a digital refractometer with temperature compensation; titratable acidity (TA) by titration with NaOH 0.1mol [L.sup.-1] until pH 8.1, expressed in percentage of citric acid; and maturation index (MI), calculated by the ratio SS/TA.
Distraction index, maturation index and consolidation index were calculated according to Chart 1.
Discriminatory ability of the skeletal maturation index and the cervical vertebrae maturation index in detecting peak pubertal growth in Indonesian and white subjects with receiver operating characteristics analysis.
To determine the accuracy of macroscopic maturity staging performed with our maturation index, histological analysis was conducted on tissue samples of a subsample of 169 ovaries from 1706 macroscopically classified fish representative of all 8 stages.
Maturation index and fecundity for female squid, Illex illecebrosus (LeSueur, 1821).