ceiling effect


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ceiling effect

The optimal potential effect of a medication. Once a therapeutic limit is reached, increases in dose may produce side effects but no further beneficial effects.
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The closing of the black/white achievement gap for all Texas students may well be influenced by a ceiling effect for whites, but the relative advantage for African Americans in SFA schools is unlikely to be affected by this factor.
Calling a null improvement a ceiling effect does not explain why recognition produces a ceiling effect to begin with.
As would be expected when scales measuring instrumental and personal ADL are compared, the Extended ADL scale appears to measure a higher level of function than the Barthel scale, and overcomes the ceiling effect of the latter in these patients.
Roehling said: "It appears that the glass ceiling effect on women's advancement may reflect not only general negative stereotypes about the competencies of women, but also weight bias that results in the application of stricter appearance standards to women.
The progression made by the patient in this case report demonstrated the ceiling effect of most of the outcome measures used.
However, a ceiling effect exists in the posttest administration of the FAST, just as it did for the posttest administration of VA-13.
However, in this study, acceptance of evaluation results was so high overall that a ceiling effect may have occurred.
It's highly effective, much easier to withdraw from than either heroin or methadone, and is quite safe, since the drug has a ceiling effect upon respiratory depression.
There's also a ceiling effect with partial agonists, particularly buprenorphine.
While the findings support the theory that Vitamin D may protect against the risk of cancer, there may be a ceiling effect, which may suggest that there are no additional benefits beyond a certain level of Vitamin D, Yamaji said.
It's a partial mu opioid agonist with a ceiling effect, so people using buprenorphine can't die from taking excessive amounts of it.
Floor and ceiling effect was studied to understand if the extreme scores of the scale (lower and higher) were visible between the others.