bioavailability

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bioavailability

[bahy-oh-uh-vey-luh-bil-i-tee]
noun Biochemistry.
the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body.

Origin:
1965–70; bio- + availability

bioavailable, adjective
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bioavailability (ˌbaɪəʊəˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ)
 
n
Also called: systemic availability the extent to which a drug or other substance is taken up by a specific tissue or organ after administration; the proportion of the dose of a drug that reaches the systemic circulation intact after administration by a route other than intravenous
 
bioa'vailable
 
adj

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bioavailability bi·o·a·vail·a·bil·i·ty (bī'ō-ə-vā'lə-bĭl'ĭ-tē)
n.
The physiological availability of a given amount of a drug, as distinct from its chemical potency.

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