bioequivalence

noun bio·equiv·a·lence \ -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

bioequivalent

play \-lənt\ adjective

First Known Use of bioequivalence

1977


Medical Dictionary

bioequivalence

noun bio·equiv·a·lence \ -i-ˈkwiv(-ə)-lən(t)s \

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

bioequivalent

play \-lənt\ adjective

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