Maximum Tolerated Dose

What is Maximum Tolerated Dose?

Maximum Tolerated Dose definition and meaning on Health terms:
The maximum tolerated dose (MTD) is the highest dose of a medicine or treatment that will produce the desired effect without resulting in unacceptable side effects. It is determined in clinical trials by testing increasing doses on different groups of people until the highest dose with acceptable side effects is found. Establishing the maximum tolerated dose is the main objective of Phase I clinical trials.