Absorption & Distribution
In this lesson, we introduce the processes of Absorption and, Distribution (and will continue in the next lesson to cover, Metabolism and Excretion)
Describe the processes of absorption and distribution of drugs
Define bioavailability and bioequivalence
Define volume of distribution
Objective 1: Pharmacokinetics, Absorption & Bioavailability, Distribution
1.1 Watch ALL of the following presentations :
Enjoy the short video clip below:
Please note that there are several useful resources available on the internet describing these concepts:
Rang, H.P., Dale, M.M., Ritter, J.M., Flower, R.J. and Henderson, G. (2007) Rang & Dale’s pharmacology. 6th edn. Pennsylvania: Churchill Livingstone.
Rowland M, Tozer TN: Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Concepts and Applications. 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2011.