Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Area under the Curve

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_277

Synonyms

AUC

Definition

The area under the curve (AUC) is the integral of drug blood level over time from zero to infinity, and is a measure of the quantity of drug absorbed and in the body.

 NSAIDs, Pharmacokinetics

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