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  • n. The lowest pharmaceutical dosage required to cause effect in 50% of average individuals.


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  • In pharmacology, a measure used to describe the percentage of a population that receives the desired benefit from a dose of the substance under study. For example, the ED50 dose is the amount that benefits 50% of the test population.

    November 6, 2007