By Anne Collins Abrams, Carol Barnett Lammon RN PhD, Sandra Smith Pennington RN PhD
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Impaired kidney and liver function greatly increase the risks of adverse drug effects. In addition, older adults are more likely to have acute and chronic illnesses that require multiple drugs or long-term drug therapy. Thus, possibilities for interactions among drugs and between drugs and diseased organs are greatly multiplied. Body Weight Body weight affects drug action mainly in relation to dose. The ratio between the amount of drug given and body weight influences drug distribution and concentration at sites of action.
Some gender-related differences in responses to drugs may stem from hormonal fluctuations in women during the menstrual cycle. Although this area has received little attention in research studies and clinical practice, altered responses have been demonstrated in some women taking clonidine, an antihypertensive; lithium, a mood-stabilizing agent; phenytoin, an anticonvulsant; propranolol, a beta-adrenergic blocking drug used in the management of hypertension, angina pectoris, and migraine; and antidepressants.
Integral proteins penetrate through the entire membrane so that each end is available to interact with other substances. The protein portion protrudes on the intracellular side of the cell membrane; the glyco portion protrudes to the outside of the cell, dangling outward from the cell surface. Some of these proteins provide structural channels or pores through which water and water-soluble substances (eg, sodium, potassium, and calcium ions) can diffuse between extracellular and intracellular fluids.