5. Biological and Physiological Features of the Gastrointestinal Tract Relevant to Oral Drug Absorption

  1. Ming Hu2 and
  2. Xiaoling Li3
  1. Paul C. Ho

Published Online: 5 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118067598.ch5

Oral Bioavailability: Basic Principles, Advanced Concepts, and Applications

Oral Bioavailability: Basic Principles, Advanced Concepts, and Applications

How to Cite

Ho, P. C. (2011) Biological and Physiological Features of the Gastrointestinal Tract Relevant to Oral Drug Absorption, in Oral Bioavailability: Basic Principles, Advanced Concepts, and Applications (eds M. Hu and X. Li), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118067598.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, 1441 Moursund Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutics and Medicinal Chemistry, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA 95211, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Pharmacy, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Drug Discovery and Development

Book Series Editors:

  1. Binghe Wang

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470260999

Online ISBN: 9781118067598

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Keywords:

  • biological and physiological features, GI tract for oral drug absorption, drug administration;
  • gastrointestinal tract (GIT) features - drug absorption, and chemical stability;
  • GIT biological, and physiological features – physicochemical, absorption from intestine

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological features of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Physiological features of the gastrointestinal tract

  • Other physiological factors

  • Conclusion

  • References