* The study of what drugs do to the body
* The interaction b/w the drug and target cells or tissues and the body's response
* What the body does to a drug
* Must be umderstood to explain to a patient the reasons for taking a particular drug with food or with plenty of water
* How the body absorbs, metabolizes, distributes, and excretes a drug
* Study of how drugs are used to treat disease
* AKA clinical pharmacology
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