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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Chemotherapy Drugs in Neonates and Infants

  • Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt
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Abstract

To briefly recall, pharmacokinetics involves absorption of a drug, binding of the drug to plasma proteins, biotransformation of the drug, and its excretion. Basically, pharmacokinetics involves the way that the drug goes through after it enters the body, whereas pharmacodynamics involves what the drug does in the body, i.e., the mechanism of action of the drug [1].

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  • Carolina Witchmichen Penteado Schmidt
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  1. 1.CuritibaBrazil

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