bioavailability

noun
bio·​avail·​abil·​i·​ty | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce bioavailability (audio) \

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

Other Words from bioavailability

bioavailable \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​ə-​ˈvā-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce bioavailability (audio) \ adjective

Examples of bioavailability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the difference: Our emulsifiers allow formulations to have much higher, enhanced absorption and bioavailability. Katie Shapiro, Forbes, 4 Nov. 2021 The person takes less of the drugs, but with more bioavailability. Benjamin Adams, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 Nixtamalization is a process that increases the bioavailability of micronutrients and has been used in villages across Mexico since MesoAmerican times. Shayna Harris, Forbes, 28 Sep. 2021 But research has linked piperine — the active compound in black pepper — to better absorption of curcumin in your body (specifically an increase of 2000% in the bioavailability of curcumin). Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, 22 Apr. 2021 The researchers concluded that sea ice decline as a result of climate change has played a role in how much mercury narwhals ingest by altering narwhal diets and increasing the bioavailability of mercury in the ocean. Sara Tabin, Forbes, 16 Apr. 2021 Another chemical reduces the bioavailability of nutrients suspended in the lake water, effectively starving the algae. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 Aug. 2020 Dicke and his colleagues are now testing how varying the insects’ diets can influence the bioavailability of nutrients such as iron and zinc for the humans that will eventually consume the invertebrates. Marta Zaraska, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2019 Scientifically speaking, the bioavailability in ingesting CBD is pretty low. Kelly Dobkin, Bon Appetit, 22 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use of bioavailability

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioavailability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioavailability. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for bioavailability

bioavailability

noun
bio·​avail·​abil·​i·​ty | \ -ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce bioavailability (audio) \
plural bioavailabilities

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

Other Words from bioavailability

bioavailable \ -​ˈvā-​lə-​bəl How to pronounce bioavailability (audio) \ adjective

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