Metabolism Of Drugs

Metabolism, in drug terms, refers to the substance and bodily responses that the body produces before it excretes a drug. You “Metabolism” refers to the way your body breaks down substances, such as drugs, into smaller components that can be utilised or eliminated. When you consume drugs, whether it’s through inhalation, injection or ingestion, they enter your bloodstream. From there, they are transported to various organs, including the liver, where the metabolic process takes place.

The liver plays a important role in drug metabolism because it contains enzymes that break down the chemical structure of drugs. These enzymes transform the drugs into different molecules, which can have either weaker or stronger effects on your body compared to the original substance. In some cases, metabolism can even convert drugs into active compounds, intensifying their impact.

Each person’s metabolism is unique, which means the speed at which drugs are broken down can vary. Factors like age, diet, genetics and even the presence of other substances in your system can influence this process. Some individuals may have faster metabolism, causing drugs to be eliminated more rapidly, while others may have slower metabolism, leading to the drug’s effects lasting longer in their system.

Drug Metabolism: An Addiction Summary

Metabolism, in drug terms, refers to the substance and bodily responses that the body produces before it excretes a drug. Get help from qualified counsellors.

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