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Kinetics (Ancient Greek: κίνησις, lit.'kinesis', movement or to move) may refer to:

Science and medicine[edit]

  • Kinetics (physics), the study of motion and its causes
  • Chemical kinetics, the study of chemical reaction rates
  • Pharmacokinetics, the study of the processes a substance undergoes in the animal body, particularly the rates at which it is absorbed, distributed, metabolised and excreted
    • One-compartment kinetics, for a chemical compound specifies that the uptake in the compartment is proportional to the concentration outside the compartment, and the elimination is proportional to the concentration inside the compartment
    • Flip-flop kinetics, the pharmacokinetics of sustained-release or extended-release drug formulations
    • Toxicokinetics, the branch of pharmacokinetics dealing with compounds that are toxic or can be administered in toxic doses
  • Human kinetics or kinesiology, the study of human biomechanical movement
  • C0t analysis, also known as DNA recombination kinetics


Arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Dynamics (disambiguation)
  • Kinetic (disambiguation)
  • Kinematics, a branch of classical mechanics that describes the motion of particles (alternatively "points"), objects ("bodies"), and groups of objects ("systems of bodies") without considering the mass of each or the forces that caused the motion
  • Analytical mechanics, a collection of closely related alternative formulations of classical mechanics
  • Analytical dynamics, concerned about the relationship between motion of bodies and its causes, namely the forces acting on the bodies and the properties of the bodies (particularly mass and moment of inertia)