pharmacokinetics
noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1960 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 • pharmacokinetic adjective

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  • pharmacokinetics — 1960, from pharmaco , Latinized comb. form of Gk. pharmakon medicine (see PHARMACEUTICAL (Cf. pharmaceutical)) + KINETIC (Cf. kinetic) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pharmacokinetics — [fär΄mə kō ki net′iks] n. [ PHARMACO + KINETICS] the branch of pharmacology that deals with the absorption, distribution, and elimination of drugs by the body pharmacokinetic adj …   English World dictionary

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  • pharmacokinetics — /fahr meuh koh ki net iks, kuy /, n. (used with a sing. v.) Pharm. the branch of pharmacology that studies the fate of pharmacological substances in the body, as their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination. [1955 60; PHARMACO +… …   Universalium

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  • pharmacokinetics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the branch of pharmacology concerned with how drugs move and are absorbed within the body. Derivatives pharmacokinetic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • pharmacokinetics — phar·ma·co·kinetics …   English syllables

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