therapeutic index


therapeutic index

noun

Definition of THERAPEUTIC INDEX

:  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

First Known Use of THERAPEUTIC INDEX

1926

therapeutic index

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERAPEUTIC INDEX

: 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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