margin of safety


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margin

 [mahr´jin]
an edge or border.
gingival margin gum margin.
gum margin the border of the gingiva surrounding, but unattached to, the substance of the teeth.
margin of safety a calculation that takes the highest animal no observed adverse effect level and estimates a maximum safe level of exposure for humans. It is now generally superseded by the reference dose.

mar·gin of safe·ty

the range between the minimal therapeutic dose and the minimal toxic dose of a drug.

margin of safety

an index of a drug's effectiveness and safety. It is calculated as the amount of drug that is lethal to 1% of animals (LD1) divided by the amount of drug that causes a beneficial effect in 99% of the animals (ED99). See also dose-response relationship.

mar·gin of safe·ty

(mahr'jin sāf'tē)
The area between the minimal therapeutic dose and the minimal toxic dose of a drug.
Synonym(s): safety margin.

mar·gin of safe·ty

(mahr'jin sāf'tē)
The gap (i.e., range) between the minimal therapeutic dose of a drug and its minimal toxic dose.
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