Re: bioavailability (medical)

Subject: Re: bioavailability (medical)
From: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- C2 -dot- ORG>
Date: Sat, 27 Jan 1996 11:41:06 -0800

>I recently came across the word "bioavailable" in some pharmaceutical
>material I was reviewing. Is this a currently popular synonym for
>"efficacy," or does "bioavailable" denote something more, e.g. the speed at
>which the drug is metabolized, takes effect, etc.?

Calcium is efficacious against osteoporosis, but the calcium in some tablets
may not be bio-available, i.e., the body may process it without absorbing
it. ...RM

Richard Mateosian http://www.c2.org/~srm/ President, Berkeley STC
Freelance Technical Writer srm -at- c2 -dot- org Review Editor, IEEE Micro


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