• Aluwi Sani Universitas Pancasila


The concept and terminology of pharmacokinetics might be forgotten already by pharmacists. Therefore, the writer plans to present a series of article explaining the meaning and significant important pharmacokinetics terms. This article will deal with Clearance (CL) and Volume of Distribution (Vd), which are the two most important primary pharmacokinetic parameters. Other parameters such as t' and AUC are derived from these two parameters. Definition, function and measurement will be discussed in this article.


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How to Cite
SANI, Aluwi. KLIREN DAN VOLUME DISTRIBUSI. JURNAL ILMU KEFARMASIAN INDONESIA, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 78-81, sep. 2003. ISSN 2614-6495. Available at: <http://jifi.farmasi.univpancasila.ac.id/index.php/jifi/article/view/659>. Date accessed: 18 july 2024.