Maturity

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Maturity

For a bond, the date on which the principal is required to be repaid. In an interest rate swap, the date that the swap stops accruing interest.

Maturity

The time when the issuer of a bond or other debt security must repay the principal or when a borrower must repay a loan in full. For example, if a company issues $1 million in bonds with a maturity of 10 years, the company must repay $1 million to bondholders 10 years after the issue. The amount owed at maturity is usually the same as the debt or loan's face value. After maturity, the loan or debt ceases to exist, assuming all parties have fulfilled their obligations. See also: Expiration.

maturity

The date on which payment of a financial obligation is due. In the case of a bond, the maturity date is the one on which the issuer must retire the bond by paying the face value of the bond to its owners. Shares of stock do not have specific maturity dates.
Case Study In late 1995, BellSouth became only the fifth company in 40 years to issue bonds with 100-year maturities. The AAA-rated bonds carried a 7% coupon that was 70 basis points higher than 30-year Treasury bonds yielded when the BellSouth bonds were priced. Because it is impossible to know what the next 100 years will bring, bonds with such long maturities subject investors to substantial risk. Renewed inflation, for example, could undermine the purchasing power of the interest payments a bondholder received. Likewise, competition in the communications industry might shake the financial stability of a company long protected by regulation. In addition, changes in market rates of interest have a significant impact on the price of bonds with long maturities. On the plus side though, this BellSouth bond presented investors with a chance to lock in for a long period what at the time appeared to be an attractive yield. If inflation and interest rates remain low for decades, the bonds could turn out to be a profitable investment.

maturity

The date on which the remaining balance of a promissory note is due.

Maturity

The period until the last payment is due.

The maturity is usually but not always the same as the period used to calculate the mortgage payment. See Term.

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Used to assess fetal lung maturity in hospitals and reference laboratories, AmnioStat-FLM-PG can be used in doctors' offices as a fast screening test when premature labor is suspected.
Over the last 40 years, several FLM tests were developed and used clinically for the assessment of fetal lung maturity.
Among those who were delivered at 36-38 weeks following documentation of fetal lung maturity, 42.
It did not include information about testing for fetal lung maturity.
Screening of amniotic fluid for respiratory disorders is barely mentioned, but this may be attributable to the fact that these tests are less commonly used in England, whereas in the US, tests for screening for fetal lung maturity are routine.
Beginning with specimen collection and transportation and then from the pregnancy test, to the delta 450, cell counts, transfusions, and microbiology cultures, to the fetal fibronectin, the fetal lung maturity tests, and more, all the way to sensitive autopsies, laboratory professionals journey with the mothers, their babies, and their families.
To significantly reduce unnecessary prematurity and its associated morbidity, we implemented elective induction and cesarean section bundles that require either a gestational age of at least 39 weeks or documented fetal lung maturity.
The Abbott TDx Fetal Lung Maturity II (FLM II) [1] assay uses fluorescent polarization to assess lung maturity of the unborn infant by measuring the ratio of surfactant to albumin in filtered, uncentrifuged amniotic fluid.
With regard to the Fetal Lung Maturity assay, alternatives are still being assessed, including alternative technologies, and no retirement date has been communicated.
It is used in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and in pregnancies complicated by preterm labor to delay delivery until corticosteroids have been administered to accelerate fetal lung maturity and lessen neonatal morbidity.
The assessment of fetal lung maturity (FLM) in these pregnancies is sometimes necessary, but the ability to utilize current methods in the presence of increased bilirubin concentrations is unclear.
Grenache: The first test of fetal lung maturity was the L/S (lecithin/sphingomyelin) ratio that was introduced in 1971.