Half life of drugs. Video lecture for nurses

This video lecture has as target audience RN’s, it explains a core concept: half life of drugs and its relevance to nurses. More on nursing pharmacology Recommended pharmacokinetics reading Pocket Guide: Pharmacokinetics Made Easy (2009) Basic Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2009) Concepts in Clinical Pharmacokinetics (2010) Clinical Pharmacokinetics, 4th Edition (2008)

Elimination rate constant (kel) definition

The following pharmacology definition has been taken from the Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Department Glossary at Boston University School of Medicine. kel: The “elimination rate constant” for a drug eliminated according to the laws of first-order reaction kinetics; the slope of the plot of the logarithm of concentration against time, when natural logarithms, i.e. logarithms […]

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