pharmacokinetics

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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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3) A pharmacokineticist can outline details needed from non-clinical pharmacokinetic (PK) and toxicology studies to include predicting human exposure, devising dosing strategies, and prioritizing method development and validation.
The drug industry has seen the creation of an occupation, pharmacokineticist, concerned with establishing dosage standards related to the drug availability of retained drug dosages in patients.
One of the essential roles for the pharmacokineticist is to construct, evaluate, and select mathematically correct and physiologically appropriate models for determination of pharmacokinetic parameters.