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

Examples of psychopharmacology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then, seemingly overnight, psychopharmacology changed much of that. Scott Shannon, Wired, 18 May 2021 Psychedelics aren’t just an exciting development in psychopharmacology. John Semley, The New Republic, 8 Mar. 2021 His work helped refine the definitions of certain psychiatric disorders and establish the legitimacy of treating them with drugs — a field known as psychopharmacology — along with traditional psychotherapy. Neil Genzlinger, BostonGlobe.com, 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, New York Times, 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, 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, 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, 14 June 2018 Lacking psychopharmacology, Schumann turned to psychosymphonicology during his decade devoted to orchestral music. Mark Swed, latimes.com, 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of psychopharmacology

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Psychopharmacology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psychopharmacology. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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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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