Drug Metabolism

The liver is the capital of drug metabolism. Although the metabolism inactivates drugs generally, some drug metabolites are pharmacologically active – sometimes even more than the starting material. An inactive or weakly active substance which has an active metabolite (prodrug) called prodrug, especially if it was designed to provide the active part of effective available. (See also Overview pharmacokinetics.) The liver is the main town in the drug metabolism. Although…

September 3, 2018