Note 03 - Absorption/Distribution drugs/xenobiotics t ravel...

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drugs/xenobiotics travel to compartments (heart, liver, and other organs) o the compartments are where the drugs can exist they are cellular components -- layers of cells every compartment has the capacity to carry out metabolism the liver is the site of metabolism but it is the cells and tissues that do metabolism each target tissue is different ; therefore no one cell or compartment has the same metabolism X --enter---> cellular compartment --leave---> Y X is the target drug, it triggers a response Y is a different drug from X when it comes out of the compartment o Y loses its biological function of the drug by changing it comformationality o Y is considered a derivative of the X drug drug is designed to travel to the targeted site and initiate a response important : a drug moves into a compartment and there is a potential it will leave the compartment as a different drug What happen when a drug is taken orally? R
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