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How does your body process medicine? - Céline Valéry

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Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it? Medicine that slides down your throat can help treat a headache, a sore back, or a throbbing sprained ankle. But how does it get where it needs to go in the first place? Céline Valéry explains how your body processes medicine.

An average value of 90L/h is considered normal for the circulatory blood flow (1 loop per minute). What is the consequence of hypotension (slow blood flow) and of hypertension (fast blood flow) on drug processing by the body?

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  • Educator Céline Valéry
  • Director Daniel Gray
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Producer Bella Szederkényi, CUB Animation Ltd.
  • Associate Producer Jessica Ruby
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Julianna Zarzycki

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