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Basic principles of pharmacology 

Basic principles of pharmacology
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Basic principles of pharmacology
Author(s):

Sue Beckwith

and Penny Franklin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199575817.003.0025
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date: 27 February 2020

Pharmacodynamics 54

Pharmacokinetics 56

Drug distribution 58

Drug metabolism 60

Drug excretion 62

Prescribing for the extremes of life 64

Pharmacodynamics is the consideration of the effect that a drug has on the body. Body functions are mediated by control systems which depend on:

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