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test dose

(test dōs)
A small dose of a medication used to ascertain whether the patient is able to tolerate it.

test dose

1. A low dose of a medication given to assess its safety or tolerability.
2. A small dose given to determine its precise effect on living tissues.
See also: dose
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Initial test dose of Propofol given was only 1/4th dose to exclude those patients having sedation score more than 3, to evaluate verbal pain score and face pain score up to its optimization.
An epidural test dose containing adrenaline is the best known pharmacological detection method, although its limitations, especially in labouring women, are well recognised (27,28).
5 grams intravenous six hourly after test dose and injection Amikacin eighty mg twelve hourly after test dose: all for seven days) and tablet Paracetamol 500 mg eight hourly orally for three to five days according to temperature record.
When the recovery times of the fish were assessed, a difference between test dose in terms of total recovery times of both melanistic and melanistic clownfish was found (p<0.
The crude methanol extracts at all test doses as well as its chloroform fraction at the highest test dose elicited a "moderate" diuretic activity.
After the test dose, Epidural Fentanyl (EF) group receive 20 mL of 0.
In terms of the test dose typically used, such dose is of little use for identifying subdural anesthesia.
After the test dose is completed and tolerated without reaction, the blood may be given rapidly, the entire unit within 20 minutes, if necessary (McLeod et al, 1994).
1 ug L-1 with three replications for each test dose in 35-L glass aquaria.
intravenously followed by Dextrose 5% for 4 days), human anti-tetanus immunoglobulins (Tetiga) @ 250 IU IM and 250 IU intrathecally (before injecting Tetig IM a test dose was given intradermally and waited for an hour for any reaction if any); Procaine penicillin (40000 unit/kg im 6 hrly for 7days), Diazepam (10 mg intravenously bid for controlling convulsions), Chlorpromazine (2.
Joshi, a school teacher and social worker said this could be a test dose to test the waters.
A 100-mg test dose of suramin was well tolerated by the patient; however, the first full treatment dose was complicated by circulatory collapse and bronchoconstriction, which required administration of hydrocortisone and chlorphenamine and immediate discontinuation of the suramin infusion.