Engineering >> Chemical & Biomedical Engineering

Oral Drug Absorption

by Camilla Pessoa-Brito


Submitted : Fall 2011

Over the course of history in the drug making business, engineers have observed and studied exactly how the intestine in the human body work and interact with drugs, especially pills.  In this project a simple approach to how the body absorbs the drug is shown through a series of formulas. 

The small intestine is assumed to be a cylindrical tube with fixed dimensions where the drug solution or suspension follows a homogeneous flow.  Dynamic models are used to illustrate drug absorption; these models are dependent on the temporal variable associated with the drug transit along the small intestine.



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Advisors :
Arcadii Grinshpan, Mathematics and Statistics
Dustin Begosh-Mayne, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Dustin Begosh-Mayne