Basic pharmacokinetics

J. G. Brock-Utne, H. G.G. Kingston

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This review attempts to deal with the basic principles required to interpret the ever-increasing clinically relevant pharmacokinetic studies. Factors governing drug absorption, distribution and elimination are discussed, as are the terms pharmacodynamics, exponentials, half-life and clearance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalSouth African Medical Journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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