inhibition index

inhibition index

[‚in·ə′bish·ən ‚in‚deks]
(biochemistry)
The amount of antimetabolite that will overcome the biological effect of a unit weight of metabolite.
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When measured in patients with hyperthyroidism, third-generation TRAb [also known as TSH binding inhibition index (TBII)] assays have excellent diagnostic sensitivity (97%) and specificity (99%).
[3] Nonstandard abbreviations: TSH, thyroid stimulating hormone; fT4, free thyroxine; TPOAb, anti-thyroid peroxidase antibodies; TRAb, TSH receptor autoantibodies; SCH, subclinical hypothyroidism; hCG, human chorionic gonadotropin; TSAb, thyroid stimulating autoantibodies; TBAb, thyroid blocking autoantibodies; TBII, TSH binding inhibition index; CHO, Chinese hamster ovary.
Using the curves of temporal temperature evolution, for both natural and washed fibers, the degree of compatibility was evaluated based on three parameters: Aptness (A), as in Eq.1, according to Vilela & Du Pasquier (1968); Inhibition index ([I.sub.W]), as in Eq.
Water hyacinth did not show significant differences in the compatibility obtained with natural and washed fibers through the aptness method, and the [I.sub.H] inhibition index of the natural fiber reached a slightly higher value.
The compounds inhibition index was determined by using normal alkenes series and based on quads method.
This inhibition index has been validated by scores from two mother-report questionnaires on approach/withdrawal and shy behavior at 4 and 30 months of age.