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Area Under Curve

"Area Under Curve" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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)


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Area Under Curve" by people in this website by year, and whether "Area Under Curve" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 78 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2015
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