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the qualitative ratio between actual milligram potency of comparable analgesics required to achieve the equivalent therapeutic effect.
a dose of one analgesic that is equivalent in pain-relieving effects to that of another analgesic. This equivalence permits substitution of medications to prevent possible adverse effects of one of the drugs. The term is also applied to equivalent alternative dose sizes and routes of administration.
A dose of one form of analgesic drug equivalent in pain-relieving effect to another analgesic. In pain control, this equivalence permits substitution of one analgesic to avoid undesired side effects from another.
See also: dose
e·qui·an·al·ge·sic dose(ēkwē-anăl-jēzik dōs)
Qualitative ratio between actual milligram potency of comparable analgesics required to achieve the equivalent therapeutic effect.