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disposition

 [dis″po-zĭ´shun]
1. a tendency, either physical or mental, toward a given disease.
2. the prevailing temperament or character, giving a degree of predictability to the response to a situation or other stimulus.
3. the plan for continuing health care of a patient following discharge from a given health care facility.

disposition

Clinical pharmacology The fate of a therapeutic agent after absorption, which corresponds to the sum of its distribution and elimination, including the alpha and beta portions of a declining serum dose
concentration vs time curve. See Distribution Managed careA Pt's destination after discharge from a hospital.

dis·po·si·tion

(dis'pŏ-zish'ŭn)
Follow-up list detailed in the health care record, after the initial episode of care, of services and treatments to be provided to the patient.

disposition

a relatively enduring tendency to behave or respond to situations in a typical way. dispositional adj .

disposition,

n inherent propensity to a particular condition. See also trait, terrain, and constitution.

disposition

setting in place.

disposition curve
the graphic representation of changes in the blood concentration of a drug after administration.
drug disposition
getting a drug into its appropriate position in the body and in an appropriate concentration.