ceiling effect


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ceiling effect

The optimal potential effect of a medication. Once a therapeutic limit is reached, increases in dose may produce side effects but no further beneficial effects.
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paracetamol: possible ceiling effect of paracetamol in postoperative pain.
Testing the glass ceiling effect on gender differences in upper level management: The case of innovator orientation.
The LLFDI did not demonstrate a floor effect and only the Disability component difficulty scale of the LLFDI had a ceiling effect in 10% of study participants.
The Tobit and CLAD models are preferable to OLS in the presence of a ceiling effect or censored dependent variable.
High Frequency Word Reading was not included in this analysis because it had a ceiling effect (i.
8 percent, respectively), while the SF scale had a notable ceiling effect (46.
For the desserts, it wasn't quite so good, I think because desserts taste so good anyway, there's a ceiling effect.
Secondly, there is an apparent ceiling effect among evangelical Protestant populations.
The first offers a ceiling effect of fireflies flitting around a la Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean.
One will hang in the center of each of the Pavilions' two buildings, connected by garland that swoops to 12 points along the Pavilions' pedestrian walkways, creating a ceiling effect for shoppers on the ground and an entirely different view for those above on the third floor.