Yao Xue Xue Bao. 1997 Nov; 32(11): 869-73.
[A new dynamic model of release for not-corroded drug system--revision and use of Fick's first law]
Guiyang College of Chinese Traditional Medicine, Guiyang 550002.
Based on the facts that the diffusion coefficient in original Fick's first law is not a strict constant but changes with concentration and that the original Fick's first law is only suitable for the stable diffusion with constant concentration gradient but many experiments have shown that the concentration gradient is a function of time. The authors suggest that the diffusion coefficient and the concentration gradient should be revised, respectively, as a concentration function and a time function. That is, [formula: see text] So, the Fick's first law is revised as [formula: see text] In the formula, dW/dt represents the rate of diffusion. D0 is the intrinsic diffusion coefficient that is a constant only concerning the temperature and the character of the substance diffused. A is the area of diffusion surface, alpha is the constant concerning the change of concentration gradient, C0 and C is, respectively, the concentration on the diffusion surface at time t0 and any time t. Based on this, the dynamic model of release on the preparations not-corroded is derived: [formula: see text] Here, k0 is the release constant concerning D0, temperature, C0 and A. The model gave better results than other models in common use for simulating the release dynamic process and the physical meanings of the model parameters are explicit.