Pharmacokinetics- Special Populations

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__________ refers to patients in the intensive care unit with life threatening acute illness.

Critical Illness

2

What are the characteristics of critical illness?

  • decreased perfusion and hypotension
  • change in protein binding
  • increased total body water
  • hypermetabolic state
3

Critical illness will _______ volume of distribution for most drugs.

Increase

Why?? Because you have an increase in total body water