What Is PK (Pharmacokinetic)

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What Is PK (Pharmacokinetic)?

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PK (Pharmacokinetics) describes the drug concentration-time courses in body fluids resulting from administration of a certain drug dose.

More precisely, PK describes how the body reacts to a drug in terms of ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion).

In short, PK describes what a body does to a drug.

Here is an illustration of the drug concentration over time in plasma.

PK - Drug Concentration Over Time
PK - Drug Concentration Over Time (Source: slideserve.com)

 

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