Definition of pharmacokinetics in English:

pharmacokinetics

Syllabification: phar·ma·co·ki·net·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌfärməkōkiˈnetiks
 
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noun

[treated as singular]
  • The branch of pharmacology concerned with the movement of drugs within the body.
    More example sentences
    • Methadone's unique pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics make it a valuable option in the management of cancer pain and other chronic pain, including neuropathic pain states.
    • For those who teach basic principles of medicinal chemistry, pharmacology or pharmacokinetics this book provides a valuable resource for examples and mechanisms of drug-drug interactions.
    • As oral cephalosporins have poor pharmacokinetics it would seem that amoxicillin or amoxicillin-clavulanate should usually be the first choice for therapy.

Derivatives

pharmacokinetic

adjective
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  • Despite the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic differences among various beta blockers, they have similar clinical antihypertensive efficacy.
  • Also, bronchodilators may demonstrate different pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic characteristics during an acute exacerbation of asthma.
  • The newer fluoroquinolone antibiotics also have improved pharmacokinetic parameters compared with the original quinolones.

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