adverse effect

Formal Definition

Action of a medicinal product at any level e.g. cellular, which may or may not produce injury.

Aronson JK. Adverse drug reactions: history, terminology, classification, causality, frequency, preventability. Pp.1-119 In: Talbot J., Aronson JK (eds) Stephens’ Detection and Evaluation of Adverse Drug Reactions: Principles and Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, 6th edition, Chichester. 2012. P.11.
  • Categories: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacovigilance