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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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Alcohol abuse is another potential cause of reduced drug absorption and it could have contributed in cases and controls to reduce intestinal drug absorption and produce low serum concentrations [33].
12~ provide good evidence that there is no significant difference in gastric emptying between young and elderly volunteers and hence that age does not alter this rate-limiting step in drug absorption.
The PK study will determine the metabolism of the drug and the effect of food on drug absorption in healthy volunteers.
com)-- International Stem Cell Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: ISCO), the first company to perfect a method of creating human "parthenogenetic" stem cells from unfertilized eggs, announced the results of a second set of experiments confirming that its lab-grown corneal tissue closely mimics the drug absorption and drug metabolism characteristics found in normal corneal tissue.
The authors conclude: "The findings of this study suggest that an increased Tamiflu dosage is unlikely to be necessary in such cases based on either insufficient drug absorption or altered distribution pharmacokinetics.
They focus on providing an comprehensive scientific basis as they cover drug absorption and distribution, drug elimination, pharmacokinetics, drug action and interaction, variability in response, intravenous and inhaled anesthetic agents, local anesthetics, drugs that act on the neuromuscular junction, analgesics, pre-medication and anti-emetic drugs, the effects of drugs on the autonomic nervous system, antihypertensives, antiarrhythmic and antianginal drugs, antiplatelet and anticoagulant drugs, fibrinolytic agents, corticosteroids and hypoglycemic agents.
Improved onset of action for orally administered products where drug absorption into the bloodstream is limited by dissolution rate.
The researchers have been studying their skin enhancer primarily in snake skin, which is similar to human skin in terms of thickness and drug absorption, according to Rytting.
However, Procter & Gamble asserts that olestra does not interfere with drug absorption, he says.
Major Pharmaceutical Company to Fund Transdermal and Subcutaneous Drug Absorption Model in GastroPlus
The collaboration is aimed at studying how the use of MAM can provide additional insight and greater accuracy with regards to prediction of complex drug absorption characteristics, and to facilitate drug and generic product development by decreasing the regulatory burden through adequate modeling approaches.