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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
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First Known Use of THERAPEUTIC INDEX

1926
Medical Dictionary

therapeutic index

noun

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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