Drug handling by the lungs.

@article{Boer2003DrugHB,
  title={Drug handling by the lungs.},
  author={F. S. de Boer},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 1},
  pages={
          50-60
        }
}
The lungs are pharmacologically active organs and affect the blood concentrations of drugs given intravenously. The lungs can take up, retain, metabolize and delay the release of many drugs and compounds. The ability of the lungs to remove endogenous compounds from the pulmonary arterial blood was recognized in the 1960s. The chemicals and drugs that are preferentially taken up by the lungs have diverse chemical structures and pharmacological activities. Philpot noted that compounds with signi… CONTINUE READING
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