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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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This study was conducted with the aim to study the changes in red blood cell indices along with levels of serum transferrin and serum ferritin in all trimesters.
To assess the variations of red blood cell indices in HNSCC and epithelial precursor lesions of the head and neck.
Red blood cell indices help us to classify anemias as microcytic, normocytic, and macrocytic depending on low, normal or high MCV.3 Most of the causes of pancytopenia present with normal RBC indices,4 but causes like megaloblastic anemia, aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria present with high MCV.5

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