drug absorption


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drug absorption

the process whereby a drug moves from the muscle, digestive tract, or other site of entry into the body toward the circulatory system.
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Hence, it has a synergic relationship with the drug, that is, drug absorption is influenced by the verapamil hydrochloride transport substrate.
Cryptotanshinone at the tested concentration (10 and 50 [micro]g/ml) in rat gut sacs showed that there was a good linear correlation between the drug absorption from the medium across the intestinal epithelium into the sac contents and the test time.
Since all individuals were requested to fast prior to medication administration, the influence of food on drug absorption was not likely to be the cause.
Watkins offered this list, citing changes in drug absorption expressed in terms of the area under the curve:
By doing this, "they may still get the beneficial effects of increased drug absorption resulting from grapefruit juice's inhibition of CYP3A4.
said it has licensed a software package it developed that simulates drug absorption in the human gastrointestinal tract to Viagra-maker Pfizer Inc.
This can make drug absorption more consistent and predictable.
4) Foods may affect the rate or extent, or both, of drug absorption by altering gastric pH, secretion, and gastrointestinal motility and transit time.
On a more upbeat note, the council forecasts an explosion in biomedical information defining gender differences in areas ranging from drug absorption rates to patterns of diagnostic bias and gender-specific treatment, prompted in part by women speaking out over such issues as exclusion from research and overtreatment with drugs.
In the context of drug absorption, paracetamol absorption kinetic parameters are the most relevant in view of the methodological differences.
According to the company, the technology uses its sub-micron self-emulsifying delivery vehicle and promotes the creation of harmonized formulations with better drug absorption.