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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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In the present study, the restoration of immunity is characterized by rise in DTH response, HA titer and percentage neutrophil adhesion, phagocytic index and lymphoid organ weights in CP induced immunosuppressed rats.
For abalone fed graded levels of vitamin [K.sub.1], there were no significant effects of temperature, vitamin [K.sub.1] inclusion level, or interaction between the two factors for total hemocyte count (Table 5; P = 0.677, P = 0.418, and P = 0.159, respectively; twofactor ANOVA), phagocytic activity (P = 0.344, P = 0.904, and P = 0.311, respectively) and phagocytic index (P = 0.507, P = 0.713, and P = 0.455, respectively) (Table 5).
In present study, macrophage engulfment percentage and phagocytic index were studied.The effect of colchicine on macrophages was observed.
Caption: FIGURE 2: The phagocytic index of M[PHI] is increased when in coculture with aortic mesenchymal progenitor cells, mAo.
In addition both doses showed increased significant value (P<0.05) in phagocytic activity and phagocytic index than the groups treated with Tonolest(r) probiotic and the control group from the 2nd week till 8th week (Fig.
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Previous data has shown that the bacterial LPS caused an increase in reactive nitrogen intermediates (RNI), reactive oxygen species (ROS), and their phagocytic index production.
a statistically significant (p = 0.02 to 0.05) increase in phagocytic index (1.43 [+ or -] 0.13 U) and the percentage of cells having performed phagocytosis (2.35 [+ or -] 0.41 U) compared to the physiological levels (1.1 [+ or -] 0.25 U and 1.75 [+ or -] 0.15 U) and the control group (1.1 [+ or -] 0.06 U and 1.85 [+ or -] 0.05 U), and to humoral immune dysfunction, 1.
In addition to increasing the number of leukocytes, silver raises their "phagocytic index"--the cells' ability to kill and digest pathogens by boosting the cells' production of hydrogen peroxide.