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Term: Half-Life of Drugs

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-02-23


The amount of time it takes before half of the active elements of the drug are either eliminated or broken down by the body.


  • Canadian Pharmacists Association. Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialists: The Canadian Drug Reference for Health Professionals. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Pharmacists Association; 2005.(View)

Term used in 

  • Doupe M, Brownell M, Kozyrskyj A, Dik N, Burchill C, Dahl M, Chateau D, De Coster C, Hinds A, Bodnarchuk J. Using Administrative Data to Develop Indicators of Quality Care in Personal Care Homes. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2006. [Report] [Summary] [Additional Materials] (View)

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