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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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On Friday, PACA announced that "The peak effect of the system is likely to being from Saturday evening April 13 to Sunday night April 14th with rainfall amount ranging from 30 to 75 millimetres." Adding that, "The weather condition will start to weaken gradually from Monday morning."
The sample size calculation was based on expected significant difference in the time to peak effect of 0.4, standard deviation of 0.35, power of 0.8 and [alpha] = 0.05.
Dabigatran takes 1 hour to reach peak effect, or 2 hours if taken with food.
Not only did those people report lower levels of pain, but they also were more likely to come back and get a colonoscopy five years later, because they had this end effect versus the peak effect in terms of their experience of pain or happiness.
Ibuprofen worked a little faster (peak effect in 90 minutes, versus 2 hours for acetaminophen), and lasted somewhat longer (by about an hour), but the differences aren't huge.
Following intranasal administration, 1 [micro]g/kg has an onset time of 45 minutes with a peak effect at 60-105 minutes in healthy adults.
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.