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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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Presence of chronic diseases and use of potentially dangerous or low therapeutic index medications were characterized in this study as factors associated with the development of MRM.
Results of our study have shown that combination of gemcitabine and docetaxel is a reasonable regimen for advanced urothelial carcinoma of the bladder with a good therapeutic index, mainly attributable to low toxicity of this regimen.
Can't reach enough concentration in the right place, resulting in bad therapeutic index. This is the classical chemotherapy approach.
Safety measures also covered evaluation of therapeutic index, therapeutic ratio and safety factor for LTE.
While knowing the therapeutic index of a drug can indicate the need for caution in dosing and close observation of the person receiving the drug, it is not a reliable indicator of the safety of a drug.
(8) Targeted nanoparticles can potentially change the therapeutic index of, and breathe new life into, effective chemotherapeutic agents that are limited by their adverse side-effects profile.
"Therapeutic index" is a pharmacological term referring to the ratio between a drug's therapeutic and lethal doses.
The arrangement is by common name of the herbs, and a therapeutic index and family grouping are among the appendices.
Usually, this small difference in absorption is not an issue; the exception here is for drugs with a narrow therapeutic index (NTI).
Nurses and pharmacists consider chemotherapy agents the greatest threats to patient safety; they are classified as high-alert (low therapeutic index) medications that have a high risk of harming patients if a medication error or adverse event occurs.
The low therapeutic index of intrathecal morphine makes accuracy more critical than when administering other drugs by different routes.
Data from a growing number of preclinical studies demonstrate that SF 1126 achieves a ten-fold greater therapeutic index compared to an untargeted PI3K inhibitor, with no obvious toxicity.

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