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 pharmacokinetic (audio) , -​kō-​kī-​ \ adjective

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 24 Feb. 2020.

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pharmacokinetics

noun plural 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

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

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