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Ch. 3 Pharmacology
|What is Pharmacokinetics?
|the study of how medications move through the body
|What are the 4 ACTIONS of pharmacokinetics?
|Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, & Excretion
|What is Absorption?
|the body converts medication into a form the body can use and moves it into the bloodstream,
|What is Distribution?
|the transportation of the medication through the body.
|What is Metabolism?
|changes the medication into harmless metabolites that the liver and kidneys prepare it for excretion through urine or feces.
|What is Excretion?
|the removal of a medications metabolites from the body. (Bladder and large intestines through urine/feces)