margin of safety

noun Pharmacology.

Origin of margin of safety

1885–90, for an earlier sense Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for margin of safety

margin of safety


The amount between a therapeutic dose and a lethal dose of a drug.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.