General Pharmacology

Pharmacokinetics VS Pharmacodynamics – Differences

Pharmacokinetics VS Pharmacodynamics :

From the very beginning when learning pharmacology or pharma sciences, you have to know the differences between the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

How to remember Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics?

So, to remember it easily, pharmacodynamics is the effect of the drug on the body and therefore, the pharmacokinetics mean what the body does to the drug in terms of:

  • Absorption ( Happens after administration)
  • Distribution (How the drug distributes across the body)
  • Metabolism (body is handling the drug and preparing it for the next phase)
  • Excretion (Removal of the drug from the body)

Lets review :


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