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effectiveness

 [ĕ-fek´tiv-nes]
the ability to produce a specific result or to exert a specific measurable influence.
relative biological effectiveness an expression of the effectiveness of other types of radiation in comparison with that of gamma or x-rays. Abbreviated RBE.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nes),
1. A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment. Compare: efficacy.
2. The extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

effectiveness

A measure of a drug's beneficial effect on a disease or condition as demonstrated by substantial evidence from adequate and well-controlled studies and clinical trials.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

effectiveness

The benefit–eg, to health outcomes, of using a technology for a particular problem under general or routine conditions–eg, by a physician in a community hospital or by a Pt at home. See Outcomes.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nĕs)
1. A measure of the accuracy or success of a diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment.
2. The extent to which a treatment achieves its intended purpose.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ef·fec·tive·ness

(e-fek'tiv-nĕs)
Measure of accuracy of diagnostic or therapeutic technique when carried out in an average clinical environment.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about effectiveness

Q. Do they have any side effects? what are the benefit of drugs like Divalproex and Carbamazepine over lithium for acute mania patients? Do they have any side effects?

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Q. Does it carry any side effects? I am pregnant and in my second trimester. I am having flu infections. I am prescribed with Sudafed. Does it carry any side effects?

A. sudafed is a symptomatical medication. and you can pass the flu without it. in it's instruction its recommended not to use it in pregnancy. so why use it? it's not like it's a life thretening situation and you can't survive without it. it's not worth the risk for the fetus if you ask me.

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