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. Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author'sscholarlywork, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
Last date updated on June, 2014