Skip main navigation

Important parameters in the Fish Tank 1: Volume, Clearance, and k

Important parameters in the Fish tank:
Volume of Distribution, Clearance, and Elimination Rate Constant

Prof. Daniel Brown clarifies the definition of various parameters.

He also illustrates the meaning of Volume of Distribution (V), so we can understand how it relates to a body. Besides serum concentration (C) and a dose, we still need to consider other significant factors.

We can learn the concept of clearance (CL) and elimination rate constant (k) from this video as well. If you have any questions about the ‘brain exercise’ in the video, please feel free to leave them below.


Prof. Daniel L. Brown

This article is from the free online

Clinical Pharmacokinetics: Dosing and Monitoring

Created by
FutureLearn - Learning For Life

Reach your personal and professional goals

Unlock access to hundreds of expert online courses and degrees from top universities and educators to gain accredited qualifications and professional CV-building certificates.

Join over 18 million learners to launch, switch or build upon your career, all at your own pace, across a wide range of topic areas.

Start Learning now