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Maternal pharmacology 

Maternal pharmacology
Maternal pharmacology

Dermot Nicolson

and Rachel Collis

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date: 10 July 2020

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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