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What is half life in medicine?

Asked by Heena Thakker, 29 Jun '08 11:53 am
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Half-life is a mathematical and scientific description of exponential decay. ... also refers to "elimination half-life", a pharmacokinetic parameter in medicine...
Answered by Mrinalendra Banerjee, 29 Jun '08 08:42 pm

 
  
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i guess it has to do with pharma, where the intensity of the medicine declines
Answered by thyagarajan mahadevan, 29 Jun '08 11:56 am

 
  
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coma.
Answered by entrap, 29 Jun '08 11:54 am

 
  
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Half-life Medicine:
In medicine, the time taken for the peak plasma concentration of a drug to decline by half. This is due to redistribution of the drug from the plasma to the tissues and to metabolism and excretion of the drug. The half-life of the drug is one of the factors that determines the frequency of administration required to achieve optimal therapeutic effects

Answered by Anil K Chugh, 29 Jun '08 09:26 pm

 
  
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The time required for half the quantity of a drug or other substance deposited in a living organism to be metabolized or eliminated by normal biological processes. Also called biological half-life.
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 29 Jun '08 11:56 am

 
  
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In medicine, the time taken for the peak plasma concentration of a drug to decline by half. This is due to redistribution of the drug from the plasma to the tissues and to metabolism and excretion of the drug. The half-life of the drug is one of the factors that determines the frequency of administration required to achieve optimal therapeutic effects.
Answered by Janee Rajaa, 29 Jun '08 11:55 am

 
  
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