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Oral Drugs Have Many Pros, Cons

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Drugs can be administered by 2 main routes: enterally and parenterally. Enteral Administration: When a drug is administered enterally, it is absorbed through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract or the oral mucosa. Because of that, it is subject to the effects of first-pass hepatic metabolism. The 3 main routes associated with enteral administration are oral, rectal, and sublingual. Parenteral Administration: When drugs are administered parenterally, they bypass the GI tract and are not more...
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