pharmacokinetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
phar·​ma·​co·​ki·​net·​ics | \ ˌfär-mə-kō-kə-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce pharmacokinetics (audio) , -kō-kī- \

Definition of pharmacokinetics

1 : the study of the bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs
2 : the characteristic interactions of a drug and the body in terms of its absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion

Other Words from pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetic \ ˌfär-​mə-​kō-​kə-​ˈne-​tik How to pronounce pharmacokinetics (audio) , -​kō-​kī-​ \ adjective

Examples of pharmacokinetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lab, Inotiv, offers testing for drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, which refers to the movement of drugs within the body. Claire Rafford, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Apr. 2022

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First Known Use of pharmacokinetics

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pharmacokinetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacokinetics. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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pharmacokinetics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
phar·​ma·​co·​ki·​net·​ics | \ -kō-kə-ˈnet-iks, -kō-kī- How to pronounce pharmacokinetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of pharmacokinetics

1 : the study of the bodily absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of drugs
2 : the characteristic interactions of a drug and the body in terms of its absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion evaluated the pharmacokinetics of a single theophylline doseJournal of the American Medical Association

Other Words from pharmacokinetics

pharmacokinetic \ -​ik How to pronounce pharmacokinetics (audio) \ adjective

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