therapeutic window


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A well-defined range of a drug’s serum concentration at which a desired effect occurs, below which there is little effect, and above which toxicity occurs; the window differs among patients and may be determined empirically
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therapeutic window

The well-defined range of a drug's serum concentration at which a desired effect occurs, below which there is little effect, above which toxicity occurs; the TW differs among Pts and may be determined empirically. See Therapeutic drug monitoring. Cf Window.
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Being prone for a narrow therapeutic window, small changes in warfarin concentrations for example due to codispensed drugs, may lead to an increased or decreased anticoagulation, potentially with devastating consequences.
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Comparative Evaluation of Therapeutic Window to Thrombolysis and Time to Pain Relief in The Study Group and the Control Group Mean [+ or -] Standard Deviation Therapeutic Window Time to Pain Relief after Subjects (Hours) STK (Hours) Study group 6.32 [+ or -] 2.23 5.90 [+ or -] 4.76 Control group 4.90 [+ or -] 1.96 5.61 [+ or -] 3.36 Table 8.
Endolysin technology opens a new therapeutic window for treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions, atopic dermatitis and persistent wound infections, including those caused by MRSA.
AAV-based gene therapy is a promising therapeutic option for treating deafness but its application is limited by a potentially narrow therapeutic window. In humans, inner ear development is completed in utero and hearing becomes possible at approximately 20 weeks of gestation.
His impression was "right hemisphere cerebral infarct, likely basal ganglia location." By this time, however, the plaintiff was outside the therapeutic window for administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), an anticoagulant used to treat blood clots.
The problem, Greeno said, is that chemotherapy drugs can have a very narrow therapeutic window and often cost between $10,000 and $20,000 per month.
(1) was well-designed and adequately performed, the exciting results may put amantadine at the risk of being labelled as a 'miracle drug' before appropriate information on its biological action, underlying mechanism and therapeutic window is assessed, similar to the cases of other drugs previously investigated as neuroprotectants (4).
It is clear from available clinical and preclinical evidence that moderate therapeutic hypothermia should be implemented in this therapeutic window period, before onset of secondary injury and continued until this period of secondary energy failure has resolved.