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Unformatted text preview: into the bloodstream. Depending on several factors such as age, sex, weight, disease state and genetics of the patient, the rate of absorption, also known as bioavailability, varies. Once the drug fully enters into the bloodstream, it is then properly distributed to cross all cell membranes located in the body. Once the drug does what it is supposed to do, enzymes in the body break the remaining drug down into smaller particles, also known as metabolites where it is then released via bowel movement or urination. The other three forms in which a drug is eliminated out of the body is via tears, breath and sweat....
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course HCP 210 taught by Professor ? during the Fall '10 term at University of Phoenix.
- Fall '10