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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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Mouth hygiene was assessed for dental plaque index, tartar, gum disease and tooth loss.
In addition, no difference in bleeding or plaque index between the Laser-Lok implants and the machined implants was shown, alleviating possible concerns about placing Laser-Lok implants supracrestal.
A baseline examination was performed in which the Silness and Loe Plaque Index (PI), the Muhlemann and Son Sulcus Bleeding Index (SBI), and the amount of gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were recorded using the Periotron 6,000 on teeth 16, 12, 24, 36, 32, and 44.
Pre-operative (baseline) and post-operative (24 weeks) clinical recordings like plaque Index (PI), gingival index (GI) recession depth (RD), probing depth (PD), Percentage of recession coverage (RC) and clinical attachment level (CAL) were assessed in both groups.
Also, the reduction in bleeding on probing, pocket depth, attachment loss, plaque index and gingival index were statistically significant in the treatment group.