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A 90-year-old patients most recent blood work includes the following data: alanine aminotransferase (ALT) 1.99 kat/L (high) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) 3.1 kat/L (high). What implication do these data have for the patient's pharmacokinetics?
A)Distribution of drugs may be erratic.
B)Absorption of drugs may be incomplete.
C)Excretion of drugs may be delayed.
D)Metabolism of drugs may be impaired.
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AST and ALT levels are used to determine the patient's liver function and ability to metabolize drugs.

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