Arches. Photo by Daniel Chia
HOPES: Huntington's Outreach Project for Education, at Stanford
Feb
08
2011

pharmacokinetics

indicate what the body does to the drug. The effects are summarized in the acronym ADME, which stands for absorption (how it gets into the body), distribution (how it spreads around the body), metabolism (how cells and tissues in the body utilize it, and change its composition), and excretion (how it gets removed from the body).