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Drug Absorption
Entrance of a drug inot the bloodstream form its site of administration.
Drug Distribution
Passage of a drug from the blood to the tissues of the body.
Drug Metabolism
(biotransformation), the chemical alteration of a drug in the body. Often occurs prior to excretion of a drug. Most frequent site of drug metablolism is the liver.
Drug Excretion
Process by which substances, including drugs, are removed from the body.
Bioavailability
Pecentage of a drug dose that is absorbed.
Agonist
Drug that binds to a specific receptor to produce an effect.
Antoagonist
Drug that binds to a specific receptor to block the action of a chemical body substance or agonist drug from bindingto the receptor.
Contraindication
conditions, diseases, situations, or patients where use of a drug is not indicated.
drug Indication
condition or disease for which a drug is given
Side Effects
effects of a drug other than the therapeutic effect.
Adverse Effect
undesired effects of a drug that may be harmful and require reduction in dose or discontinuation of the preparation.