psychopharmacology

noun
psy·​cho·​phar·​ma·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌsī-kō-ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce psychopharmacology (audio) \

Definition of psychopharmacology

: the study of the effect of drugs on the mind and behavior

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Other Words from psychopharmacology

psychopharmacological \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce psychopharmacological (audio) \ or less commonly psychopharmacologic \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce psychopharmacologic (audio) \ adjective
psychopharmacologist \ ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce psychopharmacologist (audio) \ noun

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There, working under Max Fink, Dr. Klein became increasingly interested in psychopharmacology, collecting data on the effects of drugs on various conditions. Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, "Donald Klein, Who Expanded the Psychiatric Toolbox, Dies at 90," 16 Aug. 2019 There, working under Max Fink, Dr. Klein became increasingly interested in psychopharmacology, collecting data on the effects of drugs on various conditions. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, "Donald Klein, who expanded the psychiatric toolbox, dies at 90," 16 Aug. 2019 The Mushroom Cure The Marsh presents Adam Strauss’ solo show following his psychopharmacology experiment medicating his OCD with psychedelics. 8 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays. SFChronicle.com, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of July 1," 28 June 2018 The Mushroom Cure The Marsh presents Adam Strauss’s solo show following his vigilante psychopharmacology experiment medicating his OCD with psychedelics. 8 p.m. Fridays and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays through July 7. $20-$100. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 17," 14 June 2018 Lacking psychopharmacology, Schumann turned to psychosymphonicology during his decade devoted to orchestral music. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "Dudamel untangles the strangeness of Schumann's symphonies," 29 May 2018 Starting as an ordinary researcher, Dr. Ketchum moved up to chief of psychopharmacology, head of clinical research and then chief of behavioral sciences, designing and orchestrating all program research. Robert D. Mcfadden, New York Times, "James Ketchum, Who Conducted LSD Experiments on Soldiers, Dies at 87," 3 June 2019 Assigned to study the effect of reserpine on serotonin in blood cells, Dr. Carlsson immersed himself in the emerging field of psychopharmacology. Denise Gellene, New York Times, "Arvid Carlsson, Who Discovered a Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies at 95," 1 July 2018 Assigned to study the effect of reserpine on serotonin in blood cells, Dr. Carlsson immersed himself in the emerging field of psychopharmacology. Denise Gellene, New York Times, "Arvid Carlsson, Who Discovered a Treatment for Parkinson’s, Dies at 95," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of psychopharmacology

1920, in the meaning defined above

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psychopharmacology

noun
psy·​cho·​phar·​ma·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌsī-kō-ˌfär-mə-ˈkäl-ə-jē How to pronounce psychopharmacology (audio) \
plural psychopharmacologies

Medical Definition of psychopharmacology

: the study of the effect of drugs on the mind and behavior

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