Table 1

PK ontology categories
Categories Description Resources
Pharmacokinetics Experiments Pharmacokinetics studies and parameters. There are two major categories: in vitro experiments and in vivo studies. Manually accumulated from text books and literatures.
Transporters Drug transportation enzymes http://www.tcdb.org webcite
Metabolism Enzymes Drug metabolism enzymes http://www.cypalleles.ki.se/ webcite
Drugs Drug names http://www.drugbank.ca/ webcite
Subjects Subject description for a pharmacokinetics study. It is composed three categories: disease, physiology, and demographics http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/42056 webcite
http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/39343 webcite
http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/42067 webcite

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