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pharmacology

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noun phar·ma·col·o·gy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of pharmacology

  • : the scientific study of drugs and how they are used in medicine

  • : a drug's qualities and effects

Full Definition of pharmacology

  1. 1 :  the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology

  2. 2 :  the properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value

phar·ma·co·log·i·cal play \-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also phar·ma·co·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
phar·ma·co·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
phar·ma·col·o·gist play \-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Examples of pharmacology

  1. We don't have a complete understanding of the new drug's pharmacology yet.



1704

First Known Use of pharmacology

1704


Medical Dictionary

pharmacology

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noun phar·ma·col·o·gy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of pharmacology

plural phar·ma·col·o·gies

  1. 1:  the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology

  2. 2:  the properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value

  3. phar·ma·co·log·i·cal \-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play also phar·ma·co·log·ic \-ik\play adjective
    phar·ma·co·log·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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