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margin of safety

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noun Pharmacology.
  1. therapeutic index.
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Origin of margin of safety

1885–90, for an earlier sense
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margin of safety in Medicine

margin of safety

  1. The amount between a therapeutic dose and a lethal dose of a drug.
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