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clearance

FDA

Definition Permission to do something–e.g., to sell a drug product, as in marketing clearance

OCCUPATIONAL MEDICINE

Definition The amount of physical space above a worker’s head

PHARMACOLOGY

Definition A measure of the elimination of a drug, therapeutic agent, or other substance from the body or other biological system; clearance is expressed as a hypothetical volume that is completely removed in a given unit of time

PHARMACOKINETICS

Definition The product of the volume of distribution and the elimination rate constant; much of a drug’s elimination is via the kidneys and clearance is commonly expressed in mL/min or L/hr

PHYSIOLOGY

Definition (1) The removal of a substance from the blood by metabolism or excretion

(2) Aquantitative measure of item (1), above

VOX POPULI

Definition The amount of space between 2 closely related structures

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