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Chemotherapeutic triangle
Chemotherapeutic triangle

    Diagram of the chemotherapeutic triangle, a representation of the complex interrelationship between drug factors, host factors, and pathogen factors in the treatment of an infectious disease. The pharmacokinetics of a drug are encapsulated in the elimination and toxicity arm of the triangle, and the pharmacodynamics of a drug are encapsulated in the impairment-destruction and resistance-response arm.

Courtesy of Dr. Dawn Boothe.