TITLE

number needed to treat

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1488
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the medical term "number needed to treat" is presented. This term refers to the number of patients who must receive a particular therapy so that one of them will benefit from it. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.The pronunciation of the term is also provided.
ACCESSION #
21237985

 

Related Articles

  • treatment plan.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2230 

    A definition of the term "treatment plan" is presented. It refers to a therapeutic procedure incorporating patient education, dietary adjustment, an exercise program, drug therapy, with the participation of nursing and allied health professionals.

  • homeotherapy.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1006 

    A definition of the medical term "homeotherapy" is presented. Homeotherapy refers to the treatment or prevention of disease using a substance similar but not identical to the active causative agent, such as jennerian vaccination. The term originated from the two words "homoios" which means "...

  • hypnotherapy.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1046 

    A definition of the medical term "hypnotherapy" is presented. The term refers to the therapeutic use of hypnotism. It has been used to treat phobias and anxiety, to manage pain and to extinguish habits and addictions. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published...

  • intractable.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1132 

    A definition of the term "intractable" is presented, which means incurable or resistant to therapy.

  • mandrin.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1301 

    A definition of the medical term "mandrin" is presented. Mandrin refers to a guide or stylet for a flexible catheter in order to give it shape and firmness, especially for use in the urinary meatus. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.

  • massage.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1307 

    A definition of the medical term "massage" is presented. Massage refers to a massage consisting of centripetal strokings around an affected part when it is impossible to apply treatment directly to the part. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A....

  • materia medica.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1312 

    A definition of the medical term "materia medica" is presented. Materia medica refers to pharmacology, and a substance used to treat treat. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.

  • medicate.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1320 

    A definition of the medical term medicate is presented. The term refers to treatment of a disease with drugs. It also means to permeate with medicinal substances. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also...

  • mercy.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1343 

    A definition of the medical term "mercy" is presented. The term refers to the compassionate provision of relief or mitigation of physical pain, mental suffering or psychological distress. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics