therapeutic window

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therapeutic window (plural therapeutic windows)

  1. (pharmacology) The range of doses of a drug which are effective without being harmful.
    • 2001: The separation between the dose range in which the desirable medical benefits are seen, and the higher dose range at which adverse effects emerge, is known as the ‘therapeutic window’. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 31)