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pharmacokinetics
The study of four processes that affect the plasma concentration of drugs. These processes are absorption, distribution, transformation, and elimination. These processes affect which dosage form will be used, and they also affect how much drug needs to be administered and how often the drug is given.
qualitative testing
determines presence or absence of substance (eg drug) in sample
quantitative testing
numbers; approximates degree of infestation; only do if have positive qualitative test
buprenorphine
This drug is used to treat opioid dependence
theraputic drug monitoring
monitor blood levels of certain meds for patient safety and maintain a plasma level;insulin, coumadin,antibiotics, lithium
toxicology testing
begin with screening tests to reduce number of compounds to measure for
end with confirmation tests that identify the compound;lead poisoning, mercury or arsenic poisoning