bioequivalent

bioequivalence

[bahy-oh-i-kwiv-uh-luhns]
noun Pharmacology.
the condition in which different formulations of the same drug or chemical are equally absorbed when taken into the body.
Also, bioequivalency.


Origin:
bio- + equivalence

bioequivalent, adjective
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bioequivalent bi·o·e·quiv·a·lent (bī'ō-ĭ-kwĭv'ə-lənt)
n.
A value indicating the rate at which a substance enters the bloodstream and becomes available to the body.

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