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In medicine, a trough level is the lowest level that a medicine is present in the body. In a medicine that is administered periodically, the trough level should be measured just before the administration of the next dose in order to avoid overdosing. It should be contrasted with a "peak level", which is the highest level of the medicine in the body, and the "average level", which is the mean level over time. It helps in therapeutic drug monitoring. It is widely used in clinical trials for newer medicines for its therapeutic effectiveness and safety. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Trough levels for therapeutic drug monitoring

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Part Display Name
TDM Trough
Part Type
Challenge (Describes a "challenge" (loading or tolerance) test)
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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 波谷
Synonyms: 一剂药物的初始剂量;初始剂量;剂量药物的初始剂量;前剂量;曲线上的最小值;最低点;本底剂量;治疗药物监测 - 波谷;预剂量
fr-CA French (Canada) Creux
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) baas
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Valle monitorización terapéutica de fármacos
it-IT Italian (Italy) valore minimo
Synonyms: valore minimo TDM
el-GR Greek (Greece) κατώτερα επίπεδα
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) en düşük
Synonyms: çukur düzey
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) остаточная концентрация
Synonyms: минимум концентрации
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) dalspiegel
fr-BE French (Belgium) Creux
Synonyms: Minimum, nadir