Lesson 1: Introduction to PKPD

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Introduction to PKPD

This video is the first in the Pharmacokinetics series. It introduces the the four elements (ADME) of pharmacokinetics. This video also discusses in detail the pharmacokinetic properties of drugs, such as:

  •   Cmax
  •   Tmax
  •   Half-life

Take Home Message: Pharmacokinetics can be discussed in terms of four elements: ADME.

Together, these elements describe the action of our body upon a drug (pharmacokinetics).

In this video, we also learned the definition of (C_{\text{max}}) and AUC are. Both of these are important for drug dosing. Later, when we look at dosing a patient, we will look at calculating doses to reach specific (C_{\text{max}}) and AUCs, and why these are important.