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therapeutic index

noun

Definition of therapeutic index

  1. :  a measure of the relative desirability of a drug for the attaining of a particular medical end that is usually expressed as the ratio of the largest dose producing no toxic symptoms to the smallest dose routinely producing cures



1926

First Known Use of therapeutic index

1926


Medical Dictionary

therapeutic index

noun

Medical Definition of therapeutic index

  1. :  a measure of the relative desirability of a drug for the attaining of a particular medical end that is usually expressed as the ratio of the largest dose producing no toxic symptoms to the smallest dose routinely producing cures




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