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Pharmacokinetics is the process that refers to the movement of a pharmaceutical product into, through, and out of a living organism. It describes how the body affects a drug or vaccine.
Drugs undergo four phases in the process of pharmacokinetics:
The rate at which the drug is eliminated from the body is dependent on pharmacokinetics. Analysis and the understanding of pharmacokinetics guide drug development and therapeutic decision-making.
Source: Kufe, D. W., MD, Pollock, R. E., MD, Weichselbaum, R. R., MD, Bast, R. C., Jr, & Gansler, T. S., MD. (2003). Holland-Frei Cancer6 Medicine Review (6th ed.). Pmph USA Ltd. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK12815/