partition coefficientmedical dictionary

<chemistry> Equilibrium constant for the partitioning of a molecule between hydrophobic (oil) and hydrophilic (water) phases.

A measure of the affinity of the molecule for hydrophobic environments and thus, for example: a rough guide to the ease with which a molecule will cross the plasma membrane.

(11 Mar 2008)

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