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.
In colorectal tumor tissue, the effective half-life of the metabolite was increased from 4 hours with irinotecan to 15 days with NKTR-102.
The mean effective half-life of the radiopharmaceutical was 28 hours in the frontal sinus and 26 hours in the maxillary sinus.
These extend to efficacy and safety, but also to important issues in drug development such as stabilization and the extension of effective half-life without affecting bioactivity," said Mr.
The effective half-life for accumulation of enalaprilat following multiple doses of enalapril maleate is 11 hours.
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