ADME in Drug Discovery
Infographic Aug 15, 2019 | By Laura Elizabeth Lansdowne, Science Writer, Technology Networks
Pharmacokinetics is the term used to describe the movement of a drug into, through and out of the body. The kinetics of a drug can be split into four phases – absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion – also known as “ADME”.
ADME properties directly affect the activity of a drug, therefore, it is important to “optimize” the properties of drug candidate to ensure it is as effective as possible.
Download this infographic to learn about:
- The ways to deliver a drug to the body
- The key factors affecting distribution of a drug
- Drug metabolism and interactions
- The different ways a drug can be excreted from the body