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the drug moving from administration into the blood
Exceptions include IV administration
the process of drugs being sent to various parts of the body
the chemical modification of a drug carried out by enzymes
the final exiting of drugs from the body
Half life –
the amount of time it will take for medication to be at half of its dosage
the amount of compound found in a portion of blood
Hepatic first pass
the first time a drugs passes through the liver, this reduces the drugs effect
Discuss four normal controls of blood pressure
Prescribing calcium channel blocking drugs
Eat less salt
What is Gluconeogenis?
The formation of glucose, especially by the liver from carbohydrate sources such as amino acids and the glycerol portion of fats
What is Glycogenolysis
Breakdown of stored glucose to increase the blood glucose levels
What are the classes of laxatives?
What mechanisms do they use?
Draws water into the gut causing distension and increases peristalsis
Adds to stool mass increasing peristalsis
Stimulates the intestinal mucosa increasing peristalsis
Makes stool slippery and prevents water reabsorption
Fat and water transported into the stool, softening it
What are some of the examples of each class of laxative?
Doucsate sodium (coloxyl)