pharmacology

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

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

pharmacological

play \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly pharmacologic play \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

pharmacologically

play \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

pharmacologist

play \ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Examples of pharmacology in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of pharmacology from the Web

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First Known Use of pharmacology

1704


PHARMACOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

pharmacology

noun

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 Dictionary

pharmacology

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

medical Definition of pharmacology

plural pharmacologies
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

pharmacological

play \-kə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ also pharmacologic play \-ik\ adjective

pharmacologically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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