Penicillin and You

Why you should take your medicine exactly like the doctor said

This project is an investigation into the pharmacokinetics of penicillin, ie, how penicillin moves through the body. There are three main parts to this project: the application (what the problem is), the algorithm (how we model the problem), and the architecture (how we use the model).


What is the problem?


How do we model it?


How do we run the model?


Run the model!

Extensions of the model

Sources and acknowledgements

Glossary of terms

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Attention:This web site and model are not intended to replace the advice of a physician or pharmacist. Consult a physician or pharmacist for all information or guidance about prescription medications.

Written by Faith Drickamer and Wendy Jones, under the direction of Robert Gotwals of the Shodor Education Foundation
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March 18, 1998