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Glossary of Terms

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Effective Dose

Definition: The amount of a drug most people need to take to control a disease or the symptoms of a disease. A dose lower than the effective dose would not bring about the outcome (such as relieving symptoms).

Example: For example, the effective dose of ibuprofen for osteoarthritis pain relief is a 400 milligram tablet.

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