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Pharmacology

the four processes

The four pharmacokinetic processes A- absorption D- distribution M- metabolism E- excretion
Absorption in the pharmacokinetic process Movement of the drug from administration site into the bloodstream.
Distribution in the pharmacokinetic process Movement of the drug throughout the body, determined by the blood flow.
Metabolism in the pharmacokinetic process The transformation of a drug within the body to make it more hydrophilic so it can be excreted by the kidneys
Excretion in the pharmacokinetic process The removal of the substance from the body.
Pharmacodynamics The branch of pharmacology concerned with the effects of drugs and the mechanism of their action
Pharmacodynamic principles Receptors, Ion channels, Enzymes, Immune system
Agonists Drugs that bind to receptors and activate them to produce a biological response
Antagonists Drugs that occupy receptors but do not activate them
Activation levels Agonist is full activation, agonist and antagonist is less activation and antagonist is no activation.
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