duration of action


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duration of action

Therapeutics The length of time that a particular drug is effective

du·ra·tion of ac·tion

(dŭr-ā'shŭn ak'shŭn)
The amount of time that a measurable drug effect persists.
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Nitrous oxide has an onset of action of 3-5 minutes, with a duration of action of 3-5 minutes.
Because its duration of action is very short, there's very little continued production of insulin and less risk of hypoglycemia.
Injections delivered outside the orbital rim have the shortest duration of action and the least effect, but they also cause the fewest side effects.
The researchers concluded that women favored Norplant over Depo Provera, mainly because of its longer duration of action.
Additionally, agents approved for treating the symptoms of narcolepsy typically have limited duration of action and are associated with unwanted side effects.
In preclinical models, Spyryx' compounds have demonstrated robust restoration of airway fluid volumes with a duration of action that may allow once-daily dosing in the clinic.
A further Phase 1 study assessed LY2963016 insulin glargine's duration of action (how long the insulin works to control blood glucose levels) in patients with type 1 diabetes.
Objective--To evaluate the antinociceptive and sedative effects and duration of action of hydromorphone hydrochloride after intramuscular administration to American kestrels (Falco sparverius).
London, Nov 29 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that irreversible covalent inhibition can increase selectivity, potency and duration of action, broadens applications for targeted covalent drugs to the protease gene family.
This isomer had a similar duration of action and was eventually developed to become cisatracurium.
Sildenafil and vardenafil are virtually identical in efficacy and duration of action.