half-life

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Synonyms for half-life

the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)

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Effective half-life due to attend a normal change in biological half-life there, cannot be accurately predicted for all individuals.
Considering that the biological half-life of the anti-C.
Under the assumption that levels of maternal antibodies decline exponentially and constantly, this study used paired serum samples collected at birth and at 6 months of age to estimate the biological half-life that represents an overall half-life and that is crucial for interpreting antibody responses in young infants.
Lipoxen's PolyXen(r) protein drug delivery technology links therapeutic proteins, or peptides, to the naturally occurring polymer polysialic acid to prolong protein stability and biological half-life, and to improve solubility and immunological characteristics while maintaining biological activity and minimizing toxicity.
Lipoxen's PolyXen protein drug delivery technology links therapeutic proteins, or peptides, to the naturally occurring polymer polysialic acid to prolong protein stability and biological half-life, and to improve solubility and immunological characteristics while maintaining biological activity and minimizing toxicity.
One of the earliest toxicokinetics studies reported that Pb, once absorbed into the blood compartment, has a mean biological half-life of about 40 days in adult males (Rabinowitz et al.