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Maternal pharmacology 

Maternal pharmacology
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Maternal pharmacology
Author(s):

Dermot Nicolson

and Rachel Collis

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572144.003.0003
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date: 21 October 2017

• Pregnancy results in changes in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs • The fetus may be affected by drugs administered to the mother • Drugs may pass from the mother to baby through breast milk • Knowledge of commonly used drugs is important for safe clinical practice.

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