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Drug Delivery, Monitoring, and Interactions 

Drug Delivery, Monitoring, and Interactions
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Drug Delivery, Monitoring, and Interactions
Author(s):

Eelco F. M. Wijdicks

and Sarah L. Clark

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190684747.003.0001
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date: 03 August 2021

This chapter outlines the typical pathway of an administered drug and the factors that affect it. The main components that determine a drug’s pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics are discussed. Issues important for the physician such as Pharmacokinetic parameters, drug administration routes, and principles of drug interactions are highlighted. Problems with inadvertently holding home or maintenance medications and other drug errors are outlined. Pharmacogenomics and its emerging clinical relevance is introduced.

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