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(2) ABSORPTION AND DISTRIBUTION STUDIES

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The fate of labelled substances given by mouth can be followed to assess their absorption, utilisation and excretion. In most of these studies the isotope is a true isotope tracer. For example, iron absorption can be measured with radioactive iron; vitamin B12 absorption may be investigated with vitamin B12 tagged with radioactive cobalt.

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