Pharmacokinetics in children and adolescents

P. D. Clein, M. A. Riddle

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This article briefly reviews pharmacokinetic principles and their applications in child and adolescent psychiatry. A closer examination of the sequential pharmacokinetic phases reveals important clinical differences between the adult and pediatric populations, which impact substantially on drug disposition. Medications commonly used in child and adolescent psychiatry highlight the developmental pharmacokinetic differences observed among children, adolescents, and adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-75+vi-vii
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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