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therapeutic index <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran

in A Dictionary of Nursing

Seventh edition

Published in print May 2017 | ISBN: 9780198788454
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780191830358
therapeutic index n.

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the ratio of a dose of a therapeutic agent that produces damage to normal cells to the dose necessary to have a defined level of anticancer activity. It indicates the relative efficacy of a treatment against tumours....

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