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Clinical pharmacology

Gillian M Shenfield, David G Le Couteur and Laurent P Rivory
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): 9.

Clinical pharmacology is the clinical application of the action of drugs on the body, and involves understanding how the body handles and modifies drugs, and their side effects and interactions. Significant advances have occurred in the development of new drugs, and the genetics of drug actions, metabolism and transporters.

Gillian M Shenfield, DM, FRACP, Clinical Professor in Clinical Pharmacology1
David G Le Couteur, PhD, FRACP, Professor of Geriatrics2
Laurent P Rivory, PhD, Senior Hospital Scientist3
1 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW.
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
3 Sydney Cancer Centre, Department of Medical Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Camperdown, NSW.
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