Aspects of Pharmacokinetics of Opiates

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When a drug has been absorbed into the blood stream a series of processes take place which are mostly interrelated: dispositions in tissues and organs, excretion, metabolism. Most interesting is the permeation towards the target organ, in the case of narcotic analgesics, towards the brain. This paper will mainly deal with the kinetics of this permeation and other problems shall be treated only in so far as they are helpful to understand this particular process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Herz
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut für PsychiatrieMünchen 40W.-Germany

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