peak effect

peak effect

[′pēk i‚fekt]
(solid-state physics)
In certain hard superconductors, the occurrence of a maximum in the value of the critical current as the external magnetic field is varied, near the critical magnetic field.
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The patient had an initial peak effect at 6 weeks at 112% of normal, and then declined at week 12 to 87% of normal during the steroid regimen that was used to treat the patient's mild ALT elevations.
Dabigatran takes 1 hour to reach peak effect, or 2 hours if taken with food.
After intravenous dosing its action starts in 10 minutes, at 20-60 minutes is peak effect, and duration of action is 2 hours, elimination half life is 4.
Marijuana users experience a 'dreamy' state of mind and weaker body coordination during the drug's peak effect.
Although use of an inhaled beta agonist does cause a reduction in peak effect, the bronchodilator response is still significant and stabilizes within several weeks with continued use.
that a reasonable waiting period after each lidocaine spray helps ensure topical anesthetic to go into effect and reach peak effect, but spray of lidocaine via the working channel of fiberoscope often does not cover the whole supraglottic and glottic areas, and maybe only covers a small airway area.
There are many different types of insulin that vary with respect to how long it takes them to reach peak effect and duration of action, and this choice will be informed by the tests that your veterinarian will recommend and by individual response.
Sensory peak effect time is defined as the time from injection of drug to complete loss of sensation along all the nerve distributions.
When given intravenously the onset of action is five minutes, the peak effect occurs in 8-20 minutes and the duration is four hours.
Similar to cocaine, methylphenidate increases dopamine (and norepinephrine) activity in the brain, but, administered orally, takes longer to reach peak effect, consistent with a lower potential for abuse.
Thus, if one basal insulin has a greater peak effect than another, it will have a greater hypoglycemic potential at higher as compared to lower doses.