Pharmacokinetics is the branch of pharmacology that deals with the determination of the fate of the drug when administered into a living system till the point it gets completely eliminated from the body. In simple words it is defined as the branch that studies what the body does to a drug when it is being administered into the system. It describes the aspects on how the body affects a particular drug through the mechanisms of absorption and distribution; as well as the effects and routes of excretion of drug metabolites. It also highlights the undergone chemical changes of the drug while in the body due to the action of metabolizing enzymes. The pharmacokinetic properties of the drug are affected by elements like dose of drug and site of its administration that may affect the drug absorption rates. The branch of pharmacokinetics is often studied in conjunction with pharmacodynamics to study an overall drugs pharmacological effects on the body. A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on June, 2014