aka Biodisposition; The effects of biologic systems on drugs. It deals w/ the Absorption, Distribution, & Elimination of Drugs. Loading & Maintenance Doses can be calculated.
What is Pharmacokinetics? What processes are involved? What can be calculated in Pharmacokinetics?
The concentration of a drug AT THE RECEPTOR SITE (in contrast to drug concentrations that are more readily measured like in the blood)
What is Effective Drug Concentration?
Vd = (Amount of Drug in the Body) / (Plasma Drug Concentration) in Volume Units; The higher the Vd, the more the drug has been distributed to the tissues as opposed to free flowing in the plasma
What is the Volume of Distribution (Vd)?