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selectivity

 [sĕ-lek-tiv´ĭ-te]
in pharmacology, the degree to which a dose of a drug produces the desired effect in relation to adverse effects. adj., adj selec´tive.
grid selectivity a ratio comparing the transmitted primary radiation to the transmitted scatter radiation in an x-ray grid.

selectivity

(sē-lek-tiv'i-tē),
A property of a drug determined by combining its affinity at various binding sites, the knowledge of which can help predict a drug's potential for therapeutic and side effects.

selectivity

/se·lec·tiv·i·ty/ (sĕ-lek-tiv´ĭ-te) in pharmacology, the degree to which a dose of a drug produces the desired effect in relation to adverse effects.

selectivity

[sil′ektiv′itē]
Etymology: L, seligere
1 the capacity factor ratios of two substances measured under identical chromatographic conditions.
2 the ratio of isomeric reaction products formed in a reaction where more than one product may be formed. Also called chromatographic selectivity, separation factor.

se·lec·tiv·i·ty

(sĕ-lek-tiv'i-tē)
A property of a drug determined by combining its affinity at various binding sites, the knowledge of which can help predict a drug's potential for therapeutic and adverse effects.

selectivity

1. the accuracy of a test in identifying animals that have the disease which is under investigation; the number of false positives to the test will be low in a selective test.
2. in pharmacology, the degree to which a dose of a drug produces the desired effect in relation to adverse effects.

Patient discussion about selectivity

Q. clonex symptoms in Selective Mutism Syndrome children My son is 6.5 years old, with selective mutism syndrome - in a months time he shall be entering first grade. We have, the past 2 years been with therapists specializing in this field. He has improved outside a closed system i.e. within the kindergarten (primarily) we even see some regression. We have been at major dilemmas with giving him medication but due to the critical time - we were recommended to take 0.125 mg of Clonex medication. we are a little worried and would like to understand the possible symptoms

A. As a benzodiazepin, it can cause drowsiness, weakness and other changes in behavior. There may be some other side-effects, that you can read about here (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/medmaster/a682279.html)

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