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ef·fi·ca·cy

 (ĕf′ĭ-kə-sē)
n.
Power or capacity to produce a desired effect; effectiveness.

[Latin efficācia, from efficāx, efficāc-, efficacious; see efficacious.]

efficacy

(ˈɛfɪkəsɪ) or

efficaciousness

n
the quality of being successful in producing an intended result; effectiveness

ef•fi•ca•cy

(ˈɛf ɪ kə si)

n.
capacity for producing a desired result or effect; effectiveness.
[1520–30; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.efficacy - capacity or power to produce a desired effect; "concern about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine"
effectiveness, effectivity, effectuality, effectualness - power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect
inefficaciousness, inefficacy - a lack of efficacy

efficacy

noun effectiveness, efficiency, power, value, success, strength, virtue, vigour, use, usefulness, potency, fruitfulness, productiveness, efficaciousness Recent medical studies confirm the efficacy of a healthier lifestyle.

efficacy

noun
The power or capacity to produce a desired result:
Translations
فاعِلِيَّه
effektvirkning
tehokkuus
verkun, áhrif; gagn
efektywnośćsktuteczność
effektivitet
yararlılık

efficacy

[ˈefɪkəsɪ] N (frm) → eficacia f

efficacy

[ˈɛfɪkəsi] nefficacité f

efficacy

nWirksamkeit f

efficacy

[ˈɛfɪkəsɪ] n (frm) → efficacia

efficacious

(efiˈkeiʃəs) adjective
producing the result intended. The medicine was most efficacious.
efficacy (ˈefikəsi) noun

efficacy

n eficacia, efectividad f; (clinical research) eficacia bajo condiciones controladas; [Note: While English-speaking health professionals often distinguish between efficacy and effectiveness, most Spanish-speaking health professionals use eficacia and efectividad interchangeably.]
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However, many of these same attributes were also improved in young mice treated with the drug, indicating an age-independent drug effect.
Participants were asked to rate the strength of peak drug effect on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Once again, assuming the drug shows sufficient evidence of efficacy and no major safety concerns--whether purely from drug effect, or from drug-drug interactions--a go/no go decision will be made to proceed to Phase III.
There were 26 cases (9% of TSH and F[T.sub.4] reminders) in which the reminder clearly aided in the interpretation of the hormonal results; changes around lower or upper reference limits in particular were clarified by reminding of a drug effect. For example, there were cases where F[T.sub.4] was within the reference interval but a glucocorticoid had decreased the TSH result to below the reference range although the patients were euthyroid.
IT is unlikely to be a drug effect. He needs blood tests to find out why he's started to bruise.
In FAERS reports that included a cause of death (many reports did not provide sufficient information to assess drug cause and effect), there was no evident pattern to suggest a drug effect. Overall, the postmarketing data were consistent with the safety data obtained from the premarketing controlled clinical trials of NUPLAZID for Parkinson's disease psychosis.
Also, no conclusions could be made regarding drug effect due to confounding factors in the studies.
Additionally, the case of rhabdomyolysis in a single patient on golodersin was coincident with an episode of a patient fall and the condition potentially could be muscle injury related, though a drug effect has not been completely ruled out yet, said Rama, who keeps an Overweight rating on Sarepta shares.
Key goals of the study were to evaluate a possible drug effect on cardiac repolarisation, as defined by QT/QTc prolongation, and to assess safety and tolerability, PAREXEL said.

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