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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Methadone also has a risk of cumulative toxicity because of its long and unpredictable biologic half-life, and it's necessary to titrate this drug more slowly than other opioids.
The rate of elimination fit best to a two-phase exponential decay with a biologic half-life of 12 and 266 hr.
In this study, co-administration of Defibrotide with heparin produced an augmentation of the effect of heparin and an increase in the biologic half-life.
True or false: Standard dosing and dosing intervals are based up on serum levels that can be expected with the fixed dose and upon the biologic half-life of the agent.
Three important aspects are identified for a successful design to evaluate the children's dietary intake model: a) longitudinally designed study with significant changes in the exposure for the route/pathway of interest, b) short biologic half-life of the selected chemical, and c) surface loading of the selected chemical at sufficient levels.