dose-response

adjective

Medical Definition of dose-response

: of, relating to, or graphing the pattern of physiological response to varied dosage (as of a drug or radiation) in which there is typically little or no effect at very low dosages and a toxic or unchanging effect at high dosages with the maximum increase in effect somewhere between the extremes nicotine was rated as highly euphoric, with dose-response curves similar to those of cocaine, amphetamines and morphine— Sandra Blakeslee

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“Dose-response.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dose-response. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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