therapeutic dose

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cur·a·tive dose (CD),

1. the quantity of any substance required to effect the cure of a disease or to correct the manifestations of a deficiency of a particular factor in the diet;
See also: CD50.
2. effective dose used with therapeutically applied compounds.
See also: CD50.
Synonym(s): therapeutic dose

therapeutic dose

Etymology: Gk, therapeia, treatment, dosis, giving
the dose that may be required to produce a desired effect.

ther·a·peu·tic dose

(theră-pyūtik dōs)
Amount of medication required to produce the desired outcome.
See also: dose
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