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
Fahey's predecessor as director of the research center, the renowned pharmacology professor and experimental generalist Paul Talalay, isolated the compound sulforaphane as a phytochemical (a chemical produced by plants) in the early 1990s.
The problem is kratom products that show up in the United States are unregulated and may be taken, either as a tea or an extract, at unsafe levels, said Prozialeck, a pharmacology professor.
Robert Levenson, a distinguished professor of pharmacology at Penn State College of Medicine who published at least three papers with Kernen, confirmed that their research was unrelated to climate science.
Calhoun, who died in 1995 at the age of 78, left NIMH in less than happy circumstances in the 1980s, about the time the agency’s focus was shifting from animal studies to pharmacology.
Indermill left the University of Colorado an essay short of a degree in pharmacology.
The honorees are: Adelina Minter, Aberdeen High School, would like a career that would enable her to travel and also help others, perhaps something in one of the allied health fields, maybe pharmacology.
The bride’s mother retired as a pharmacology professor in the biological sciences department at Tennessee State University in 2008.
L'Oreal also has a history of selling Episkin to other cosmetic and pharmacology companies.
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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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