bioequivalence


bio·equiv·a·lence

noun \-iˈkwiv-lən(t)s, -ˈkwi-və-\

Definition of BIOEQUIVALENCE

:  the property wherein two drugs with identical active ingredients or two different dosage forms of the same drug possess similar bioavailability and produce the same effect at the site of physiological activity
bio·equiv·a·lent \-lənt\ adjective

First Known Use of BIOEQUIVALENCE

1977

bio·equiv·a·lence

noun \-i-ˈkwiv(-ə)-lən(t)s\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIOEQUIVALENCE

: the property wherein two drugs with identical active ingredients (as a brand-name drug and its generic equivalent) or two different dosage forms (as tablet and oral suspension) of the same drug possess similar bioavailability and produce the same effect at the site of physiological activity
bio·equiv·a·lent \-lənt\ adjective

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