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1997 Pharmacology Semester 1 page 1 of 3By Duy Thai: www.geocities.com/d.thaiDRUG ADMINISTRATIONPharmacokinetics is the study of the behaviour and time course of the following features of a drug: Administration When the drug is given Absorption When the drug is taken up by the body Distribution When the drug spreads through the body Elimination When the drug is removed from the bodyDRUG ADMINISTRATIONWhen drugs are administered, they can have either local or systemic effects. A local effect is one which acts near the site of administration A systemic effect occurs when the drug gets into the systemic circulation and is distributed throughout thewhole body.Local administration The main advantage of a local administration is that it minimises the systemic side effects. Because the drug doesnot enter the systemic circulation,

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