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phar·ma·co·ki·net·ics

 (fär′mə-kō-kə-nĕt′ĭks, -kī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body.
2. The study of this process.

phar′ma·co·ki·net′ic adj.

pharmacokinetics

(ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪks; -kaɪ-)
n
(Pharmacology) the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
ˌpharmacokiˈnetic adj
ˌpharmacokiˈnetically adv
pharmacokineticist n

phar•ma•co•ki•net•ics

(ˌfɑr mə koʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪks, -kaɪ-)

n.
(used with a pl. v.) the actions of drugs within the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pharmacokinetics - the study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc.
materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
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phar·ma·co·ki·net·ics

n. farmacocinética, estudio in vivo del metabolismo y acción de las drogas.
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