the ratio between the dosage of a drug that causes a lethal effect and the dosage that causes a therapeutic effect.
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Origin of therapeutic index
First recorded in 1925–30
Also called margin of safety.
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The ratio between the toxic dose and the therapeutic dose of a drug, used as a measure of the relative safety of the drug for a particular treatment.
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