Flashcards in Thermodynamic basis of drug action Deck (8):
Drug doesn't have to be in solution to enter systemic circulation. True or false?
Drugs need to be dissolved to enter GIT. True or false?
Membrane of GIT is lipophilic. True or false?
Metabolism predominantly occurs in the kidney. True or false?
False - liver
Which proteins are predominantly involved in phase one metabolism of drugs in the liver?
Why are lipophilic drugs more likely to be cleared?
Because they don't have strong interactions with water and so water molecules will organise themselves around drug and push it into any protein they can find i.e. CYP and so drug is metabolised
What is the range that lipophilicity of drugs are aimed to be?