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1. The time required for half the nuclei of a radioactive substance to lose their activity by undergoing radioactive decay. 2. In biology and pharmacology, the time required by the body, tissue, or organ to metabolize or inactivate half the amount of a substance taken in. This is an important consideration in determining the proper amount and frequency of drug administration.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Half-life." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741816/all/half_life.
Half-life. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741816/all/half_life. Accessed November 14, 2019.
Half-life. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741816/all/half_life
Half-life [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 November 14]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/741816/all/half_life.
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