Definition of Pharmacokinetics

1. Noun. The study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc..




Definition of Pharmacokinetics

1. Noun. (pharmacology) A branch of pharmacology concerned with the rate at which drugs are absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body. ¹

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Medical Definition of Pharmacokinetics

1. The action of drugs in the body over a period of time, including the processes of absorption, distribution, localisation in tissues, biotransformation and excretion. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Pharmacokinetics

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1. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"pharmacokinetics Age-related changes in pharmacokinetics can greatly influence required dosage, duration of action, therapeutic ratio, and side effects of ..."

2. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"OVERVIEW OF pharmacokinetics Understanding the absorption, distribution, ... Qualitatively, pharmacokinetics is helpful in identifying the chemical species ..."

3. Fluoride in Drinking Water: A Scientific Review of EPA's Standards by Committee on Fluoride in Drinking Water, National Research Council (2006)
"SHORT REVIEW OF FLUORIDE pharmacokinetics: ABSORPTION, DISTRIBUTION, ... The pharmacokinetics of fluoride are primarily governed by pH and storage in bone. ..."

4. Risk Assessment for Neurobehavioral Toxicity edited by Bernard Weiss, Jurg Elsner (1997)
"Haitis D. Use of biological markers and pharmacokinetics in human health risk assessment. Environ Health Perspect 89:230-238 (1991). Weiss B, Spyker JM. ..."

5. Health Consequences of Smoking: Nicotine Addiction a Report of the Surgeon by DIANE Publishing Company, C. Everett Koop, M.D. (1995)
"Chapter II: Nicotine: pharmacokinetics, Metabolism, and Phar- macodynamics 1. All tobacco products contain substantial amounts of nicotine and other ..."

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