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[mass noun] The ability to produce a desired or intended result.‘there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment’
success, successfulness, productiveness, fruitfulness, potency, powerView synonyms
- ‘However, there is very little evidence on the comparative efficacy of classes of drugs.’
- ‘In order to have any efficacy whatever, a world organization must be able to override big states as well as small ones.’
- ‘The sooner the morning after pill is taken after sex the greater its efficacy.’
- ‘They have had seven matches together, but judgment on their efficacy has been reserved.’
- ‘The power of transformation or efficacy of the commodity is often a selling point.’
- ‘The report noted that it does not evaluate the actual efficacy of the programs themselves.’
- ‘Our aim was not to assess efficacy of antibiotics but the effectiveness of prescribing strategies.’
- ‘It has proved efficacy in the treatment of depression and has been shown to be cost effective.’
- ‘It'll be some time before the safety and efficacy of the other products is proven.’
- ‘The government claims this is part of a research project to test the safety and efficacy of the drug.’
- ‘He argued that monitoring of treatment efficacy would be difficult and expensive.’
- ‘Concerns about the safety and efficacy of human cloning, then, do not warrant a ban in law.’
- ‘Blood tests may be needed periodically to monitor the treatment and its efficacy.’
- ‘Well, I don't have a huge list of examples but I've seen enough to convince me of it's efficacy.’
- ‘Clinical trials are in progress to assess its efficacy in severe asthma.’
- ‘There was a lack of data on efficacy and adverse effects for all the other drugs.’
- ‘Drugs with comparable efficacy but better safety profiles later appeared on the market.’
- ‘On its own this finding is insufficient to define the relative efficacy of the two treatments.’
- ‘The trials also showed that efficacy is sustained during a one-year treatment period.’
- ‘The partisanship has even reduced their efficacy as a binding force of our nation.’
Early 16th century: from Latin efficacia, from efficax, efficac- (see efficacious).
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