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bioassay

 [bi″o-as´a]
determination of the active power of a drug sample by comparing its effects on a live animal or an isolated organ preparation with those of a reference standard.

bi·o·as·say

(bī'ō-as'ā),
Determination of the potency or concentration of a compound by its effect on animals, isolated tissues, or microorganisms, as compared with an analysis of its chemical or physical properties.

bioassay

/bio·as·say/ (bi´o-as″a) determination of the active power of a drug sample by comparing its effects on a live animal or an isolated organ preparation with those of a reference standard.

bioassay

(bī′ō-ăs′ā′, -ă-sā′)
n.
1. Determination of the strength or biological activity of a substance, such as a drug, by comparing its effects with those of a standard preparation on a test organism.
2. A test used to determine such strength or activity.
tr.v. bioas·sayed, bioas·saying, bioas·says
To cause to undergo a bioassay.

bioassay

[bī′ō·as′ā, -əsā′]
Etymology: Gk, bios + Fr, assayer, to try
the laboratory determination of the concentration of a drug or other substance in a specimen by comparing its effect on an organism, an animal, or an isolated tissue with that of a standard preparation. Also called biological assay.

bioassay

Lab medicine
Any quantification procedure to detect:
(1) The activity or potency—functional or effective—amount of a substance—e.g., antibiotic, chemical, drug, hormone, metabolit, vitamin, etc.—in a biological fluid;
(2) Toxicity of a substance (e.g., a pollutant) or organism (e.g., a pathogen) of interest in an in vivo system, i.e., in a cell or animal; in bioassays, the effect is tested on living cells or organisms.
 
Molecular biology
An assay that uses a living system, such as an intact cell, to measure an effect or a molecule of interest.
 
Radiation physics
A determination of the quantity of radioactive material in the human body, either by direct measurement—in vivo counting—or by analysis of excreta.

bi·o·as·say

(bī'ō-as'ā)
Determination of the potency or concentration of a compound by its effect on animals, isolated tissues, or microorganisms, as contrasted with analysis of its chemical or physical properties.
Synonym(s): biologic assay, biotest.

bioassay

A method of measuring the potency of a drug or other biochemical agent by comparing its effects on animals with those of known preparations of standard strength.

bioassay

determination of the active power of a drug sample by comparing its effects on a live animal or an isolated organ preparation with those of a reference standard.
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