What Is Pharmacokinetics? - Definition & Principles


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Which of the following best defines the process of pharmacokinetics?

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1. Considering the absorption of medications during administration, which of the following routes would yield the quickest response?

2. Why is the metabolism of a medication referred to as biotransformation?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your grasp of pharmacokinetics and the functions that makeup this process. Quiz question cover the metabolism and absorption of medications, and the primary organ of excretion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be assessed on the following:

  • Pharmacokinetics
  • Absorption of medications
  • Biotransformation
  • Delays because of liver disease

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about medication in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the process of pharmacokinetics
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as metabolism, excretion, absorption, and distribution
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on pharmacokinetics

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about pharmacokinetics? Take a look at our accompanying lesson by the title of, What Is Pharmacokinetics? - Definition & Principles. This lesson will further your understanding of:

  • Principles of pharmacokinetics
  • Concepts related to pharmacokinetics
  • Pharmacokinetics in practical terms
  • Components of pharmacokinetics