- the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
Origin of pharmacokinetics
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- the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
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Word Origin and History for pharmacokinetics
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- The process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body.
- The study of this process.
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