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Clinical pharmacology

Gillian M Shenfield, David G Le Couteur and Laurent P Rivory
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (1): 9.
Published online: 7 January 2002

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 Shenfield1
  • David G Le Couteur2
  • Laurent P Rivory3

  • 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.

Correspondence: gilshen@med.usyd.edu.au

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