About Department

    Introduction

    Pharmacology is described as the study of the properties of drugs and how they interact with/affect the body. Within this broad discipline exist (somewhat artificial) sub disciplines, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. Pharmacokinetics relates to the fate of a drug in the body, particularly its ADME, i.e. its absorption into the body, its distribution within the body, its metabolism by the body, and its excretion from the body. Pharmacodynamic studies deal more specifically with how the drug brings about its characteristic effects. Emphasis in such studies is often placed upon how a drug interacts with a cell/organ type, the effects and side effects it induces, and observed dose–response curves.