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pharmacokinetics

[fahr-muh-koh-ki-net-iks, -kahy-] /ˌfɑr mə koʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪks, -kaɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Pharmacology
1.
the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; pharmaco- + kinetics
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetics

/ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪks; -kaɪ-/
noun
1.
the branch of pharmacology concerned with the way drugs are taken into, move around, and are eliminated from, the body
Derived Forms
pharmacokinetic, adjective
pharmacokinetically, adverb
pharmacokineticist (ˌfɑːməkəʊkɪˈnɛtɪsɪst) noun
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Word Origin and History for pharmacokinetics
n.

1960, from pharmaco- + kinetic.

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pharmacokinetics in Medicine

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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