pharmacodynamics

noun

phar·​ma·​co·​dy·​nam·​ics ˌfär-mə-kō-dī-ˈna-miks How to pronounce pharmacodynamics (audio)
-də-
plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of pharmacology dealing with the reactions between drugs and living systems
pharmacodynamic adjective
pharmacodynamically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Leading the experiment is Dr. Siobhan Malany, an associate professor of pharmacodynamics at the University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, 6 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pharmacodynamics was circa 1842

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“Pharmacodynamics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacodynamics. Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

Medical Definition

pharmacodynamics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
phar·​ma·​co·​dy·​nam·​ics ˌfär-mə-kō-dī-ˈnam-iks, -də- How to pronounce pharmacodynamics (audio)
: a branch of pharmacology dealing with the reactions between drugs and living systems
pharmacodynamic adjective
pharmacodynamically adverb

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