Paediatric development: gastrointestinal

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Abstract

Oral administration is the preferred route for delivery of medicines in all populations. However, this route relies on absorption from the gastrointestinal tract. Gastrointestinal development is rapid following birth with signifi cant changes during development, particularly following weaning, which can infl uence the absorption of drugs. An understanding of anatomical and physiological differences in the gastrointestinal tract in paediatric populations is required to understand drug absorption following oral administration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Formulations
EditorsD. Bar-Shalom, K. Rose
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSpringer
Pages43-54
Number of pages12
Volume11
ISBN (Print)9781489980106
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series
PublisherSpringer Verlag
ISSN (Print)2210-7371

Keywords

  • oral administration
  • gastrointestinal tract

Cite this

Batchelor, H. (2014). Paediatric development: gastrointestinal. In D. Bar-Shalom, & K. Rose (Eds.), Pediatric Formulations (Vol. 11, pp. 43-54). (AAPS Advances in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Series). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-8011-3_4