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The Half-Life of a Drug

by Yuliya Pavlova


Submitted : Fall 2013

This project explains that a half-life is the amount of time it takes for any substance to reach half of its potency. Half-life is a first order kinetics equation and can be calculated by looking at a graph of decay or by information such as percentage of decay and time. In order to monitor any types of substances in a body, it is crucial to know the half-life of such substance, which can be used in finding the steady rate in which a drug or substance reaches equilibrium.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Kenneth Cate, Halifax Health Center
Suggested By :
Kenneth Cate