10. From the statements below, select the statement that best describes how fat
solubility influences drug absorption.
a. Since all body fluids are fat based, a drug must be soluble in fat in order
to be absorbed and demonstrate its effect.
b. Since body membranes are lipids in nature, a drug that will pass through
lipid material will be absorbed much more quickly than ionized drug particles.
The body cannot absorb a fat-soluble drug, because it is unionized.
d. All fat-soluble drugs must be converted into water-soluble substances
before they can be absorbed.
From the list below, select the definition of the term metabolism.
The chemical process of producing a drug.
The metabolic process of changing a drug.
The process of transforming a living life form.
The modification of complex substances to make them powerless.
From the list below, select the definition of the term excretion.
The process of placing a drug or its metabolites into the body.
The process of metabolically changing a drug or its metabolites.
The process of eliminating a drug or its metabolites from the body.
d. The process of concentrating a drug and removing it from the patient's