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Absorption

1. The total demand for all goods and services in an economy. One calculates the absorption by adding the value of all goods and services produced and consumed locally to that of all imports.

2. A French term for acquisition.

absorption

the sharing of indirect costs or OVERHEADS to units of product by means of COST RATES. Provided that actual overheads do not exceed BUDGET and that actual output is the same as budgeted output, then the overhead cost rate should allow total product cost to be determined, and a selling price set which will recover the overhead costs involved in producing and selling the product. See STANDARD COST, OVERHEAD COST VARIANCE.
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Brown, "Species comparison of drug absorption from the lung after aerosol inhalation or intratracheal injection," Drug Metabolism and Disposition: The Biological Fate of Chemicals, vol.
Determination of drug permeability and prediction of drug absorption in Caco-2 monolayers.
Batchelor, "Influence of food on paediatric gastrointestinal drug absorption following oral administration: a review," Children (Basel), vol.
In vivo, drug product dissolution does not need to be completed before drug absorption can start; however, product dissolution and drug permeability are measured independently, largely under nonphysiological conditions.
Interactions affecting drug absorption. Clin Pharmacokinet 1984;9:404-434.
Crushing of medications is frequently used as an alternative but, for some formulations, this can seriously affect the rate of drug absorption (see box 1, p23).
Drug absorption processes are especially complex when the oral route is used, as the drug may traverse the gut wall by diverse mechanisms, that is, passive diffusion and carrier-mediated transport.
Karlsson, "Correlation between oral drug absorption in humans and apparent drug permeability," Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, vol.
Pathways of Drug Absorption. A drug that is administered orally must survive transit through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
"By contrast, pseudoresistance, due to delayed and reduced drug absorption, was common after ingestion of enteric-coated aspirin," they said.
For years, ultrasound has been used to accelerate the transfer of drugs through skin and can increase drug absorption by a factor of 10.