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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Farmacocinética

Pharmacokinetics (FAR-muh-koh-kih-NEH-tix)
The activity of drugs in the body over a period of time, including the processes by which drugs are absorbed, distributed in the body, localized in the tissues, and excreted.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.