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maturity

[mə′chu̇r·əd·ē]
(geology)
The second stage of the erosion cycle in the topographic development of a landscape or region characterized by numerous and closely spaced mature streams, reduction of level surfaces to slopes, large well-defined drainage systems, and the absence of swamps or lakes on the uplands. Also known as topographic maturity.
A stage in the development of a shore or coast that begins with the attainment of a profile of equilibrium.
The extent to which the texture and composition of a clastic sediment approach the ultimate end product.
The stage of stream development at which maximum vigor and efficiency has been reached.

maturity

A measure of the developing of strength in concrete; combines the effects of curing temperature and time of hydration.
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Clinical evaluation of the NBD-PC fluorescence polarization assay for prediction fetal lung maturity. Obstet Gynecol 1992;80:6889-2.
However, the RDS in the other six babies could have been avoided had their caregivers performed the proper tests for determining fetal lung maturity" he said.
Among 37 patients who underwent amniocentesis for genetic screening and 10 who had the test at term to determine fetal lung maturity, none had hepatitis B DNA when measured by dot-blot hybridization or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing.
Tocolysis aims at delaying delivery so as to reduce these complications and to gain time for administration of steroids to attain fetal lung maturity.
(9.) Shiff E, Freidman SA, Mercer BM, Sibai BM, Fetal lung maturity is not accelerated in pre eclampsia pregnancies.
Influence of glycemic control on fetal lung maturity in gestations affected by diabetes or mild hyperglycemia.
One week before delivery, she received a 2-day course of betamethasone to enhance fetal lung maturity.
The patient will be given antibiotics to prolong pregnancy and corticosteroids will be administered to enhance fetal lung maturity. However, there are no published studies about the risk factors, the neonatal and maternal outcomes of Oman women presenting with PPROM, especially if it occurs at an extreme gestational age.
New chemistry guidelines have also been published, including Expression of Measurement Uncertainty in Laboratory Medicine (CSI-A), and Assessment of Fetal Lung Maturity by the Lamellar Body Count (C58-A).
She was also given the first of two doses of a steroid, to hasten fetal lung maturity. She also underwent a sonogram.