biological half-life


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biological half-life

[¦bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ′haf ‚līf]
(physiology)
The time required by the body to eliminate half of the amount of an administered substance through normal channels of elimination.
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In the 3 seropositive 6-month-old infants, the biological half-life of EV71 neutralizing antibodies was calculated as 39 and 42 days by using cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses, respectively.
This technology is designed to improve the stability, biological half-life and immunologic characteristics of therapeutic proteins naturally.
NO* has a short biological half-life and is rapidly converted into its stable metabolites, nitrite and nitrate (1,2).
In addition, this practical book contains a glossary as well as a separate list of analytes containing available data on reference intervals, biological half-life times, stability and influence and interference factors.