Systemic administration

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Systemic administration is a route of administration of medication, nutrition or other substance into the circulatory system so that the entire body is affected.[1] Administration can take place via enteral administration (absorption of the drug through the gastrointestinal tract)[2] or parenteral administration (generally injection, infusion, or implantation).[3][4]

Contrast with topical administration where the effect is generally local.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hunnius Pharmazeutisches Wörterbuch (in German) (8th ed.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. p. 1477. ISBN 3-11-015793-4.
  2. ^ "Enteral administration - pharmacology". britannica.com. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  3. ^ Hunnius Pharmazeutisches Wörterbuch (in German) (8th ed.). Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 472, 1029. ISBN 3-11-015793-4.
  4. ^ a b Mutschler, Ernst (2013). Arzneimittelwirkungen (in German) (10 ed.). Stuttgart: Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft. p. 8. ISBN 978-3-8047-2898-1.