What is Pharmacokinetics?
Pharmacokinetics is a branch of pharmacology dedicated to determine the fate of substances administered to a living organism. The substances of interest include any chemical xenobiotic such as: pharmaceutical drugs, pesticides, food additives, cosmetics, etc. It attempts to analyze chemical metabolism and to discover the fate of a chemical from the moment that it is administered up to the point at which it is completely eliminated from the body. Pharmacokinetics is the study of how an organism affects a drug, whereas pharmacodynamics (PD) is the study of how the drug affects the organism. Both together influence dosing, benefit, and adverse effects, as seen in PK/PD models.
How to Calculate Apparent Volume of Drug Distribution?
Apparent Volume of Drug Distribution calculator uses Volume of Distribution = Dose/Concentration of Drug to calculate the Volume of Distribution, The Apparent volume of drug distribution formula is defined as the ratio of amount of drug administered to the concentration of drug. Volume of Distribution is denoted by V_{d} symbol.
How to calculate Apparent Volume of Drug Distribution using this online calculator? To use this online calculator for Apparent Volume of Drug Distribution, enter Dose (D) & Concentration of Drug (C_{ss}) and hit the calculate button. Here is how the Apparent Volume of Drug Distribution calculation can be explained with given input values -> 0.096038 = 8/83300.