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Rate of Absorption

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

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Description:

How fast and how much of a drug is absorbed is affected by a number of factors which depend on the route of administration. The slower that a drug is absorbed the lower the peak concentration and the greater the chances that drug may be lost. The rate of absorption is a key determinant of a drug's bioavailability (see previous section).

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