Analysis of Pharmacokinetic Data

  • Ha Nguyen
  • Dhammika Amaratunga


Pharmacokinetics is the study of the time course of a drug administered to a biological organism, in particular, a human. A drug, following administration, is processed by the body in a series of stages: absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination; these stages are often abbreviated by their initials, ADME. Since the nature, intensity, and duration of a drug’s biologic effects depend on the amount of drug available to the body and, more specifically, to the amount of drug available at the target site in the body, pharmacokinetic studies play an integral role in a drug’s development.


Bayesian Information Criterion Data Frame Median Absolute Deviation Nonlinear Mixed Effect Model Terminal Elimination Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ha Nguyen
    • 1
  • Dhammika Amaratunga
    • 2
  1. 1.Merck Research LaboratoriesRahwayUSA
  2. 2.The R. W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research InstituteRaritanUSA

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