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Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

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the body drug relationship
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PHARMACOKINETICS ANDPHARMACODYNAMICS
DR O E MAJEKODUNMIConsultant PsychiatristNeuropsychiatric Hospital Aro Abeokuta
 
Introduction
Modern drug treatment in psychiatry beganwith introduction of effective psychotropicmedication in the early 1950. Specifically,antipsychotic properties of Chlorpromazinewere discovered in 1952 by the FrenchPsychiatrist, Jean Delay and Pierre Deniker.immipramine in 1957-58 by Kuhn.
The last fourty
 –
fifty years had witnessed thedevelopment of other psychotropics includingthose belonging to the new generation
 
Pharmacokinetics
While pharmacodynamics is concerned aboutthe effects of drugs on the biological activitiesof the body,
pharmacokinectics is the study of the effect of the body on drugs.
It mainly involves absorption distribution andelimination.

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