pharmacokinetics

[fahr-muh-koh-ki-net-iks, -kahy-]
noun (used with a singular verb) Pharmacology.
  1. the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.

Origin of pharmacokinetics

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

pharmacokinetics

noun
  1. the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
Derived Formspharmacokinetic, adjectivepharmacokinetically, adverbpharmacokineticist (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪsɪst), noun
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Word Origin and History for pharmacokinetics
n.

1960, from pharmaco- + kinetic.

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pharmacokinetics in Medicine

pharmacokinetics

[fär′mə-kō-kə-nĕtĭks, -kī-]
n.
  1. The process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized, and eliminated by the body.
  2. The study of this process.
Related formsphar′ma•co•ki•netic adj.
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