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pharmacokinetics

[ 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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Origin of pharmacokinetics

First recorded in 1955–60; pharmaco- + kinetics
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetics
/ (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪks, -kaɪ-) /

noun
the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body

Derived forms of pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetic, adjectivepharmacokinetically, adverbpharmacokineticist (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪsɪst), noun
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