Definition of pharmacology
1 : the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology
2 : the properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value
pharmacologicallyplay \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
pharmacologistplay \ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun
Examples of pharmacology in a Sentence
We don't have a complete understanding of the new drug's pharmacology yet.
Recent Examples of pharmacology from the Web
L'Oreal also has a history of selling Episkin to other cosmetic and pharmacology companies.
Drug Monkey, of the Seed Science Blogs, took the opportunity to nerd out about the pharmacology of insomnia and anxiety medication.
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First Known Use of pharmacology
PHARMACOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pharmacology for English Language Learners
: the scientific study of drugs and how they are used in medicine
: a drug's qualities and effects
Medical Definition of pharmacology
1: the science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology
2: the properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value
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