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  • Dosage formsDosage forms of a medicine are the means (or the form) by which drug molecules are delivered to sites of action within the body. There are several types of dosage form, depending on the method/route of delivery of the medicine. These include for instance pills, capsules, syrups, suppositories(...)
  • Dosage regimenThe dosage regimen is the schedule of doses of a medicine, including the time between doses, the duration of treatment and the amount to be taken each time. Dosage regimens also include how a medicine is to be taken, and in what formulation (dosage form).
  • DoseA dose is a single, measured amount of a medicine to be taken at one time. This can be expressed as the forms (e.g. 1 capsule, 1 suppository), weight (e.g. 250 mg), volume (e.g. 10 mL, 2 drops), or some other quantity (e.g. 2 puffs).
  • Dose-Range FindingDose-Range Finding
  • DRFDose-Range Finding
  • Dose-rangingIn a dose-ranging study different doses of a medicine are tested against each other to establish which dose works best and/or is least harmful.
  • Double blindDouble blinding is a method used in clinical trials to reduce the risk of bias, which can be caused intentionally or unintentionally when trial participants and/or researchers are aware of which participants are receiving which treatment (or placebo).For example, in a trial with one treatment(...)
  • Drug candidateIn medicines development, the drug candidate is the molecule among several that has been shown to have sufficient target selectivity and potency, and favourable medicine-like properties and justifies further development. It will then be subjected to a new series of tests, and non-clinical(...)
  • Drug developmentDrug development is the process of bringing a new medicine to the market once a drug candidate (lead compound) has been identified in drug discovery. It includes non-clinical tests on microorganisms and animals, application to the regulatory authority to initiate clinical trials on humans, and(...)
  • Drug distributionThe process by which a medicine is distributed from one location to another within the body. See also pharmacokinetics.

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