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clear·ance time

(klēr'ăns tīm)
Temporal duration from ingestion until food is cleared from the oral cavity; influenced by consistency and quantity of saliva; by action of tongue, lips, and cheeks; and by consistency of food.

clearance time,

n the time taken for a cariogenic exposure to pass from the oral cavity; depends largely upon type of food ingested, efficiency of the lips, teeth, and tongue, and the amount of saliva present in an individual's oral cavity.


the act of clearing; it is a primary pharmacokinetic parameter which describes irreversible removal of a drug from the body by all processes and is made up of renal clearance and metabolic clearance.

blood-urea clearance
the volume of the blood cleared of urea per minute by renal elimination.
Bromsulphalein clearance
see sulfobromophthalein clearance test.
creatinine clearance
inulin clearance
see inulin clearance.
clearance time
the time required for a drug to be eliminated after administration. Eliminated means to the point where it can no longer be detected. Of most importance in avoiding drug residues in food animals and charges of doping in sports animals.
urea clearance
blood-urea clearance.
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When the list at registration had clearance time exceeding 1 month (category 4), waiting times were such that 10 percent of the patients underwent surgery within 3 weeks, 25 percent within 7 weeks, 50 percent within 16 weeks, and 75 percent within 33 weeks, whereas 50 percent of patients registered on lists with clearance time less than 1 week (category 1) underwent surgery within 4 weeks, and 75 percent did so within 9 weeks (Figure 3).
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