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Maturation index

maturation index

An index indicating the degree of maturation attained by the vaginal epithelium as adjudged by the cell types being exfoliated; serves as an objective means of evaluating hormonal secretion or response; represents the percentage of parabasal cells/intermediate cells/superficials, in that order; shift to the left indicates more immature cells on the surface (atrophy), while shift to the right indicates more mature epithelium.

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