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Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics 

Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
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Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics
Author(s):

Vincent Riley

, Tony Avery

, and Stephen Jackson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199546589.003.0004
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date: 23 October 2019

Chapter 4 discusses how the ageing process is characterized by structural and functional changes affecting all organ systems and is associated with reduced homeostatic capacity. The combined effects of ageing, chronic disease and pharmacotherapy in elderly patients have created a highly complex situation both for the patient and health care team.

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