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Accumulation and Steady State

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

With repeated administration of a drug, the amount of drug in the body will accumulate if the elimination of the previous dose is incomplete when the next dose is given. Each subsequent dose will result in greater amounts of the drug in the body until a plateau, or steady state, is reached.

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