pharmakinetics


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phar·ma·ki·ne·tics

(fahr'mă-ki-net'iks)
The mathematical characterization of the disposition of a drug in the body over time. Used to facilitate understanding and interpretation of blood levels and to guide adjustments in dosage and interval for maximum therapeutic results and minimum toxic effects.
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With summary tables and color illustrations, the text reviews the mechanisms of action, pharmakinetics, uses, contraindications, and side effects of each pharmaceutical agent/group of agents.