The Effect of Food on Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics in the Treatment of GERD, Efficacy and Bioavailability
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AUC = Area-Under-the-Curve
Bioavailability: The physiological availability of a given amount of a drug, as distinct from its chemical potency; proportion of the administered dose which is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Efficacy: The extent to which a specific intervention, procedure, regimen, or service produces a beneficial result under ideal conditions.