pharmacodynamics


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pharmacodynamics

[¦fär·mə·kō·dī′nam·iks]
(pharmacology)
The science that deals with the actions of drugs.
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5 mg/kg to 8 mg/kg, shows dose responsive pharmacodynamics with maximal changes at 2 mg/kg in healthy volunteers and no drug-drug interactions observed when administered in combination with the direct acting anti-viral drug simeprevir (OLYSIO(TM)).
Jude has focused on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics of anticancer agents in children.
In addition, the study will evaluate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of inhaled Ostabolin-C, as well as the effect of inhaled Ostabolin-C on serum markers of bone formation and resorption.
Knowing the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobial agents is essential for these drugs to be used correctly, and a good overview of these mechanisms is also provided in these beginning chapters.
Sex differences in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
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This leading-edge technology reduces the process workflow in proteomics analysis, and enables more accurate studies in protein expression kinetics and pharmacodynamics," said Neil Cook, chief scientific officer, PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences.
The 28-day study will evaluate the safety, tolerability and pharmacodynamics of VX-950 when combined with pegylated interferon and ribavirin, two existing approved treatments for HCV infection.
The authors recommended that researchers analyze data on hormonal aspects, such as concomitant hormone therapy, gender differences in pharmacodynamics and in complication rates.
Such HuEPO-L-vFc fusion proteins exhibit extended serum half-life and increased biological activities, leading to improved pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, thus fewer injections will be needed within a period of time.
The "inpatient" portion of Phase I trials usually lasts from a day or two to a week (though follow up can last up to about a month), and are designed to assess the safety of a compound and study its pharmacokinetics (Pk--what the body does to the drug) and pharmacodynamics (Pd--what the drug does to the body).
The ability to detect a significant change in exposed humans is a function of the doses used, timing of evaluation, group size, and interindividual variability in factors affecting the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the pesticide.