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Plasma Drug Concentration During a Continuous Infusion

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

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Description:

When a constant infusion of a drug is given, the plasma drug concentration will rise as a continuous curve, rapidly at first but then more slowly, until it reaches a plateau at steady state. The time to the steady state level depends on the number of drug half-lives since the infusion was started.

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