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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Drug Therapy and Nutrition

Drug Therapy and Nutrition

(p.199) 27 Drug Therapy and Nutrition
Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders

Marshal Shlafer

Rebecca J. Shlafer

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the interactions of drug therapy and nutrition, including biochemical abnormalities; pharmacokinetics; and the absorption, distribution, and elimination of drugs by metabolism and excretion. Adverse and other nutritional effects of psychoactive drugs (e.g., anticonvulsants, neuroleptics, central nervous system stimulants, antidepressants), adrenal corticosteroids, vitamins used in pharmacological doses, and complementary and alternative medicines are described. Factors to be considered in nutritional assessment and dietary supplementation and management are discussed.

Keywords:   drug therapy, pharmacokinetics, drug absorption, drug metabolism, drug elimination, complementary and alternative medicine

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