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Index

A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.

Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index). Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.

In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury Securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

index

(Catalog), noun earmark, enumeration, indicant, indicator, list, listing, listing of contents, mark, sign

index

(Docket), verb categorize, codify, file, submit

index

(Gauge), noun measure, guide, scale

index

(Relate), verb catalog, class, classify, document, enumerate, group, inventory, itemize, list, specify, record, supply or furnish with reference
See also: arrange, book, classify, clue, codify, directory, enumerate, fix, gist, indicant, indicate, indication, indicator, itemize, ledger, marshal, pigeonhole, record, register, roll, schedule, substance, symbol, symptom, tabulate
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Therapeutic index (TI) was computed as the ratio of median lethal dose and the median effective dose (TI = LD50/ED50).
In drugs with a narrow therapeutic index, there is usually less than a twofold difference between the median lethal dose and the median effective dose.
Unfortunately, lithium has a narrow therapeutic index and at toxic doses can cause multisystem dysfunction and even death.
Although it has a large therapeutic index, acetaminophen has recognized toxic effects, primarily hepatic, when administered in single doses exceeding 140 mg/kg.
Warfarin is a drug with a narrow therapeutic index, meaning a specific blood level of the medication must be achieved for it to be effective yet not toxic to the patient.
Hence, the parent drug's bioavailability is enhanced, its effective dosage is reduced and its toxicity to non-target organs is greatly diminished; these attributes add up to a superior therapeutic index.
Chemotherapy drugs have traditionally had a therapeutic index of no better than 6 to 1, meaning that they destroy up to 6 cancer cells for every healthy cell that dies.
The BSM technology is designed to enhance the delivery of drugs and to improve the therapeutic index of the drug by promoting the optimal tissue distribution for maximum therapeutic impact.
ARX-04 delivers 30 mcg sufentanil, a high therapeutic index opioid, sublingually through a disposable, pre-filled, single-dose applicator.
The targeted delivery of radionuclides, cytotoxic drugs and proinflammatory cytokines into malignant tissue, on the other hand, can markedly improve the therapeutic index and overall efficacy of such substances.

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