What is Therapeutic Index?

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Amol Dhiaman's picture

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The therapeutic index (also known as therapeutic ratio), is a comparison of the amount of a therapeutic agent that causes the therapeutic effect to the amount that causes death. Quantitatively, it is the ratio given by the lethal dose divided by the therapeutic dose Reference: www.nwbio.com/glossary_of_terms.php With Regards Amol Dhiman Team GLORY

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Guy-Armel BOUNDA's picture

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The therapeutic index is the ratio between the toxic dose and the therapeutic dose of a drug, used as a measure of the relative safety of the drug for a particular treatment. Ref: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/therapeutic+index

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