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  • adj. Of or pertaining to both the liver and the intestine


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  • MORRONE: Methadone, not being measurable to a significant level in her blood, but being found in her bile, is evidence of sometimes what we call enterohepatic circulation, that when the drug's absorbed, it's re-circulated through the GI tract and the blood, and it's concentrated in the bile.

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  • It passes from the gut to the liver, then back to the gut again in a process known as enterohepatic recirculation.

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  • This process of excretion into the intestinal tract via the bile and reabsorption and return to the liver by the portal circulation is known as the enterohepatic circulation.

    Excretion of toxicants

  • This cycle is referred to as the enterohepatic circulation.

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  • Plasma half-life is 20 minutes in patients with normal renal function. 5 Deacetylation of colchicine occurs in the liver with large amounts of the drug and its metabolites undergoing enterohepatic circulation. 6 Up to 40 percent of an administration dose is excreted in the urine, bile and feces within 48 hours of ingestion. 7

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  • If bowel sounds are present, repeated doses of oral activated charcoal may be administered to enhance the elimination of glutethimide through interruption of its enterohepatic recirculation.


  • These include enterohepatic recirculation, the formation of toxic metabolites and erratic gastrointestinal absorption. 7


  • Continuous enterohepatic recycling can occur and lead to very long half-lives of some substances.

    Excretion of toxicants

  • The effect of this enterohepatic circulation is to prolong the life of the xenobiotic in the body.

    Excretion of toxicants

  • Use hypocholesteremics for poisons trapped in enterohepatic biliary system www.

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