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Area Under Curve MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Area Under Curve
Tree Number(s)
E05.318.740.200
G03.787.101
G07.690.725.064
N06.850.520.830.200
Unique ID
D019540
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019540
Scope Note
A statistical means of summarizing information from a series of measurements on one individual. It is frequently used in clinical pharmacology where the AUC from serum levels can be interpreted as the total uptake of whatever has been administered. As a plot of the concentration of a drug against time, after a single dose of medicine, producing a standard shape curve, it is a means of comparing the bioavailability of the same drug made by different companies. (From Winslade, Dictionary of Clinical Research, 1992)
Entry Term(s)
AUC
Public MeSH Note
97
History Note
97
Date Established
1997/01/01
Date of Entry
1996/06/13
Revision Date
2016/06/16

No Qualifiers
Area Under Curve Preferred
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