Pharmacokinetics, sometimes described as what the body does to a drug, refers to the movement of a drug in, through, and out of the body - absorption, bioavailability, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of the drug. The pharmacokinetics of a drug depends on patient factors as well as the chemical properties of the drug. Several patient factors (eg, renal function, genetic makeup, sex, age) can be used to predict population pharmacokinetics.
Absorption and Bioavailability
Volume of Distribution
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