The previous chapter discussed the distribution of an intravenously administered drug within the body. Being able to describe the change of plasma concentration of a drug with time after administration is all very well, but is a rather sterile mathematical pastime to many clinicians. Clinicians are pragmatic people who also want to know if a given dose of a drug will have an effect, and how long that effect is likely to last.
KeywordsDrug Concentration Plasma Drug Concentration Anesthetic Drug Single Intravenous Dose Effect Compartment
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