By Charles R. Craig, Robert E. Stitzel
Development at the strengths of past variations, the 6th version of Modern Pharmacology with medical Applications keeps to supply an up to date and finished textbook for college students of pharmacology. targeting the medical program of substances inside a context of the most important ideas of pharmacology, this article provides either scholars and college with an creation to fashionable pharmacotherapeutics.
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2). The pharmacokinetic concept of volume of distribution (a derived parameter that relates the amount of drug in the body to the plasma concentration) is discussed more fully in Chapter 5. BINDING OF DRUGS TO PLASMA PROTEINS Most drugs found in the vascular compartment are bound reversibly with one or more of the macromolecules in plasma. 0 350 55 400 85 84 5 5 3 nents such as albumin, globulins, transferrin, ceruloplasmin, glycoproteins, and ␣- and ␤-lipoproteins. While many acidic drugs bind principally to albumin, basic drugs frequently bind to other plasma proteins, such as lipoproteins and ␣1-acid glycoprotein (␣1-AGP), in addition to albumin.
Some drugs, such as penicillin, will not leave the cerebrospinal fluid compartment by bulk flow but will be actively transported by the choroid plexus out of the fluid and back into the blood. Finally, drugs may diffuse from brain tissue directly into blood capillaries. Though drugs appear to cross the blood-brain barrier by passive diffusion, transporter systems in the blood-brain barrier pump drugs back out into the systemic circulation. As in the gut, the Pgp transporter system is the primary active transporter in the blood-brain barrier identified to date.
All of the following statements concerning the blood-brain barrier and the passage of drugs from the systemic circulation into the cerebrospinal fluid are TRUE EXCEPT: (A) Ionized drugs are more likely to cross into the CSF than un-ionized drugs. (B) The higher the lipid solubility of a drug, the more likely it will cross into the CSF. , normal condition). (D) P glycoprotein serves to pump drugs back into the systemic circulation from endothelial cells lining the blood-brain barrier. 5. Which of the following organs or tissues is a potential site for drug accumulation of lead that has been ingested?