pharmacology

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

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

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.

1704

First Known Use of pharmacology

1704


PHARMACOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

pharmacology

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

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

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

Medical Definition of pharmacology

plural

pharmacologies

  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

pharmacological

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pharmacologic

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pharmacologically

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