chronopharmacology

chron·o·phar·ma·col·o·gy

(kron'ō-far'mă-kol'ō-jē),
A branch of chronobiology concerned with the effects of drugs on the timing of biologic events and rhythms, and the relation of biologic timing to the effects of drugs.

chronopharmacology

Pharmacology The study of the interactions of biologic rhythms with medications; chronopharmacology is focused on 2 areas:
1. Biologic rhythm dependencies of medications and underlying mechanisms.
2. Effect of timing pharmacotherapy on biologic time structure and relationships among rhythms. See Circadian rhythm, Pharmacokinetics.

chronopharmacology

(krŏn″ō-făr″mă-kŏl′ō-jē)
A method used in pharmacokinetics to describe the diurnal changes in plasma drug concentrations.

chronopharmacology

The study of DIURNAL variations in drug absorption, distribution and excretion, and in variations in the response of biological systems to drugs at different times.
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Controlled release systems are based on chronopharmacology, which deals with the effects of circadian biological rhythms on drug actions.
Chronopharmacology of hydrocortisone and 9 alpha-fluorhydrocortisone in the treatment for congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
Researchers in chronopharmacology and chronobiology are examining circadian rhythm in hopes of finding ways to utilize this internal biological clock for better health.
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The chronopharmacology of alcohol can be divided into two main areas (see figure 1).
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Chronopharmacology ties drug therapy to rhythmic biologic alterations and looks at response in relation to time of medication administration.
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