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    How drugs for leukemia are broken down in the body.

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    A drug used for leukemia is not broken down in the stomach and is well absorbed by the intestine. However, the molecular form of the drug collected from the blood is not the same as the form that was swallowed by the patient. What explanation is most likely?

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    There are two ways the compound could have changed - via enzymatic conversion in the stomach or small intestines, or via the liver enzymes, the latter being the most common.

    Anything absorbed through the GI is exposed to various enzymes in the stomach and in the small intestines ...

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    The expert determines how drugs for leukemia are broken down in the body.