Definition of bioavailability
: the degree and rate at which a substance (such as a drug) is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity
bioavailableplay \-ˈvā-lə-bəl\ adjective
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A Spanish study team examined the effect of six different cooking methods on the activity and bioavailability of several antioxidants in 20 different vegetables.
Levodopa, the standard therapy for Parkinson’s disease, must be taken multiple times per day in order to maintain a sufficient level of the drug in the blood (bioavailability) for the body to use.
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Medical Definition of bioavailability
: the degree and rate at which a substance (as a drug) is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity
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