pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetics

[fahr-muh-koh-ki-net-iks, -kahy-]
noun (used with a singular verb) Pharmacology.
the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.

Origin:
1955–60; pharmaco- + kinetics

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pharmacokinetics (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪks, -kaɪ-)
 
n
the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
 
pharmacoki'netic
 
adj
 
pharmacoki'netically
 
adv
 
pharmacokineticist
 
n

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pharmacokinetics phar·ma·co·ki·net·ics (fär'mə-kō-kə-nět'ĭks, -kī-)
n.

  1. The process by which a drug is absorbed, distributed, metabolized and eliminated by the body.

  2. The study of this process.


phar'ma·co·ki·net'ic adj.
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