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.
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chronopharmacologyPharmacology 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.
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A method used in pharmacokinetics to describe the diurnal changes in plasma drug concentrations.
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chronopharmacologyThe 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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