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Challenging Medicines: Physiochemical Properties

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These resource sheets look at the different physiochemical properties of medicines. Pharmacokinetic processes, dissolution, ionisation and dissociation are all covered here.

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working independently

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TeacherStudent

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16 to 18 years

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This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser
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The metabolism of drugs in the body is described and the importance of enzymes in controlling these processes is explained.  The difference between phase 1 metabolism and phase 2 metabolism is described and the concept of a prodrug explained. Aspirin is used to illustrate some of the ideas.