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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.

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The size, mitotic index, and Ki-67 values were found to be high in intermediate-and high-risk groups and metastatic diseases.
Mitotic index (%) values of 4a-d on HeLa cells Mitotic Index (%) 4a 4b Time (Hours) Control 160 [micro]M (*) 100 [micro]M (*) 24 6.24[+ or -]0.11 (SD) 3.56[+ or -]0.03 4.15[+ or -]0.07 48 8.27[+ or -]0.07 3.18[+ or -]0.01 4.72[+ or -]0.05 72 8.96[+ or -]0.05 2.96[+ or -]0.03 5.14[+ or -]0.02 Mitotic Index (%) 4c 4d Time (Hours) 80 [micro]M (*) 160 [micro]M (*) 24 2.94[+ or -]0.04 5.18[+ or -]0.06 48 1.18[+ or -]0.01 4.15[+ or -]0.04 72 0.38[+ or -]0.02 4.13[+ or -]0.05 (*) Significantly different p<0.01 (SD): Standard deviation Table 2.
Mitotic index acts as a tool to analyze the cytotoxic potential of a determined substance [17, 18].
In early stage GCT, only high risk patients (large tumors, tumors with high mitotic index, or ruptured tumors) should receive adjuvant chemotherapy [7].
The mitotic index (MI) observed after acute exposure was time and dose-dependent.
Hegyi et al., "Mitotic index determined by phosphohistone H3 immunohistochemistry for precise grading in follicular lymphoma," Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology, p.
(b) The histopathological diagnosis is leiomyoma (H&E 200x), based on the absence of nuclear atypia and a low mitotic index. (c) Tumor cells stained strongly positive for Alcian blue at a pH of 2.5 (200x).
A high mitotic index [[greater than or equal to]10/10 (high-power field)] and high Ki-67 expression (>10%) can serve as useful indicators for diagnosing LMS, distinguishing benign tumors, and predicting an aggressive clinical course.
Interestingly, ctDNA levels also correlated with high proliferation rate, assessed either by mitotic index (P = 0.003) or by tumor grade (P = 0.003, Table 1).
A tumor was considered to have a high mitotic index when there were positive cells to Ki67/MIB1 antibody in a percentage of >20%.