Subtherapeutic or Supratherapeutic or Supertherapeutic INR

by Jennifer on February 27, 2012

Which of these words can be used when referring to INR? 

There were many emails going around here today on whether we could use supertherapeutic INR or not. 

I have only heard of subtherapeutic INR and supratherapeutic INR.  I have never heard supertherapeutic INR used. 

I decided to break down all the words and see what everyone else thinks about it.  There is not a whole lot on the Internet regarding this subject that I found. 

Therapeutic means providing or assisting in a cure. 

Sub means below, under, less than completely normal.

Supra means above, over, beyond, before. 

Super means excessive, greater than normal, placed above. 

Let us know what you think. 


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie February 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I think I have heard subtherapeutic most of the time.

Rose January 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I just came across your post. I was also looking to see if subtherapeutic could be used. Thanks for the additional information provided here.

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