phar·​ma·​co·​ki·​net·​ics | \ˌfär-mə-kō-kə-ˈne-tiks, -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

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pharmacokinetic \ˌfär-​mə-​kō-​kə-​ˈne-​tik, -​kō-​kī-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of pharmacokinetics

1959, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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phar·​ma·​co·​ki·​net·​ics | \-kō-kə-ˈnet-iks, -kō-kī- \

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 \ adjective

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