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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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Plaque indices were measured on vestibular and oral sides, and the highest plaque index in a sextant was recorded.
The primary measured variable was community plaque index (CPI), a variable that depends on oral-hygiene promoting actions such as brushing at least three times a day.
Mouth hygiene was assessed for dental plaque index, tartar, gum disease and tooth loss.
Plaque index differences could be due to population bias (children going to dental clinics usually brush their teeth prior to their dental appointments, which is not always the case for diabetic patients visiting endocrinology clinics).
Pre and post-operative plaque Index (PI) and gingival index (GI) were assessed to know the severity of inflammation following the standard procedures (24,25).
The goals for the 1990s state that the health situation will be improved by reducing manutrition by 20%, nutritional anemia by 40%, and gingivitis and calculus by 20%, by achieving a dental plaque index under 1.
Glycemic status of diabetes was significantly correlated with tooth mobility and plaque index (P value <0.
10 The oral examination included assessment of dental caries, oral hygiene status, plaque index, tooth brushing, nutritional habits and salivary pH, buffer capacity, and flow rate.
The following measurements were taken on each maxillary and mandibular anterior tooth: Plaque Index (PI) by Silness and Loe 1964 and Gingival Index (GI) by Loe and Silness 1963.
Plaque index, gingival index, and probing depth were recorded at baseline, one month, and three months.