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metabolize

[mə′tab·ə‚līz]
(physiology)
To transform by metabolism; to subject to metabolism.
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* Two variant genes [right arrow] poor metaboliser.
In order to identify the "poor metabolisers", Varin and his colleagues decided to investigate the ratio between tramadol and ODT in patients' blood to see if this would give an indication of how efficiently CYP2D6 was working.
As with codeine, ultra-rapid metabolisers get very good analgesia from this drug, while poor metabolisers may get very little.
Some 40% have one copy and are "moderate" metabolisers. The rest are "slow" metabolisers.
Test findings and reports will help clinicians make decisions on how to optimise patient treatment, as well as will provide assistance in the clearance of drugs requiring before licences (where medical necessity is shown based on genetics) and detection of poor and ultra-rapid metabolisers for optimising future therapy, among other things.
In ' slow metabolisers', peak alcohol levels may be higher and persist for longer than in fast metabolisers', scientists explained.
There is currently no easy way to tell in advance which women will be "good metabolisers" and which bad.