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General Pharmacology

Abstract

Adverse drug effects: The unintended consequences associated with normal doses of administered drugs.

Area under the curve: The plot of plasma concentration of drug against time after drug administration.

Bioavailability: The amount of unchanged drug reaching the bloodstream following administration by any route.

Clinical pharmacology: The scientific discipline dedicated to the study of drugs in humans.

Cytochrome P-450: Enzyme superfamily functioning as terminal components of the microsomal mixed function mono-oxygenase system that catalyzes the biotransformation of predominantly lipophilic molecules such as drugs and xenobiotics (chemical compounds that are foreign to a living organism) into inactive, more water-soluble species that can be more readily excreted from the body.

Keywords

Stratum Corneum Percutaneous Absorption TPMT Activity Terminal Component Tazarotenic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA

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