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Definition of Ceiling effect

Ceiling effect Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Terms and symbols used in pharmacology
The maximum biological effect that can be induced in a tissue by a given drug, regardless of how large a dose is administered. The maximum effect produced by a given drug may be less than the maximum response of which the reacting tissue is capable, and less than the maximum response which can be induced by another drug of greater intrinsic activity. "Ceiling" is analogous to the maximum reaction velocity of an enzymatic reaction when the enzyme is saturated with substrate.
Cf. Intrinsic Activity
Aids Glossary
the phenomenon in which a drug reaches a maximum effect, so that increasing the drug dosage does not increase its effectiveness.
Ceiling effect Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Ceiling effect might refer to:
  • Ceiling effect (pharmacology)
  • Ceiling effect (statistics)
See also: Ceiling (disambiguation)

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