bioequivalence

noun
bio·​equiv·​a·​lence | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-iˈkwiv-lən(t)s How to pronounce bioequivalence (audio) , -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

Other Words from bioequivalence

bioequivalent \ ˌbi-​(ˌ)ō-​iˈkwiv-​lənt How to pronounce bioequivalence (audio) , -​ˈkwi-​və-​ \ adjective

Examples of bioequivalence in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of them are for bioequivalence studies that test copies of off-patent drugs already on the market. Los Angeles Times, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of bioequivalence

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioequivalence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioequivalence. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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bioequivalence

noun
bio·​equiv·​a·​lence | \ -i-ˈkwiv(-ə)-lən(t)s How to pronounce bioequivalence (audio) \

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

Other Words from bioequivalence

bioequivalent \ -​lənt How to pronounce bioequivalence (audio) \ adjective

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