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maturity

n. 1) the date when the payment of the principal amount owed under the terms of a promissory note or bill of exchange becomes due. Quite often a note states that failure to pay interest or installment payments when due "accelerates" the note, making the "maturity date" immediate if such payments are demanded and not paid. 2) the age when one becomes an adult, which is 18 for most purposes. (See: promissory note, bill of exchange, acceleration, legal age)

maturity

noun adulthood, completion, culmination, due date, evolution, falling due, full age, full development, full growth, majority, maturitas, perfected condition, perfection, preparedness, readiness
Associated concepts: maturity of a debt, maturity of an obliiation
See also: age, discretion, experience, finality, majority

MATURITY. The time when a bill or note becomes due. In order to bind the endorsers such note or bill must be protested, when not paid, on the last day of grace. See Days of grace.

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Amniotic fluid lamellar body count and its sensitivity and specificity in evaluating of fetal lung maturity.
The LBC is rapidly performed using an automated cell counter (ubiquitous in nearly every clinical laboratory) and, most importantly, the LBC performs as well as the S/A ratio as a predictor of fetal lung maturity.
Clinical implementation of a rapid automated assay for assessing fetal lung maturity.
It did not include information about testing for fetal lung maturity.
ACOG has addressed this problem with a recommendation that scheduled elective delivery in healthy women should not occur before 39 weeks' gestation, to increase the likelihood of fetal lung maturity.
To significantly reduce unnecessary prematurity and its associated morbidity, we implemented elective induction and cesarean section bundles that require either a gestational age of at least 39 weeks or documented fetal lung maturity.
The accurate antenatal prediction of fetal lung maturity (FLM) based on results from amniotic fluid samples is of utmost importance in the prevention of neonatal respiratory distress syndrome and its complications.
Amniocentesis to determine fetal lung maturity is discouraged.
Grenache: The first test of fetal lung maturity was the L/S (lecithin/sphingomyelin) ratio that was introduced in 1971.
Unless fetal lung maturity has been confirmed, elective cesarean delivery before 39 weeks' gestation is associated with a higher rate of neonatal respiratory problems.
It is used in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and in pregnancies complicated by preterm labor to delay delivery until corticosteroids have been administered to accelerate fetal lung maturity and lessen neonatal morbidity.
Laboratory assessment of fetal lung maturity (FLM) before delivery enables clinicians to either delay delivery and administer steroids to hasten fetal lung development or to elect to deliver a preterm infant whose lungs are mature.