[ fahr-muh-koh-ki-net-iks, -kahy- ]
/ ˌfɑr mə koʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪks, -kaɪ- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Pharmacology.
the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
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Words nearby pharmacokinetics
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacokinetics
/ (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪks, -kaɪ-) /
the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
Derived forms of pharmacokineticspharmacokinetic, adjectivepharmacokinetically, adverbpharmacokineticist (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪsɪst), noun
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Medical definitions for pharmacokinetics
[ fär′mə-kō-kə-nĕt′ĭks, -kī- ]
The process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body.
The study of this process.
Other words from pharmacokineticsphar′ma•co•ki•net′ic adj.
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