psychopharmacology

noun
psy·​cho·​phar·​ma·​col·​o·​gy | \ˌsī-kō-ˌfär-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē \

Definition of psychopharmacology 

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

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psychopharmacological \ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl \ or less commonly psychopharmacologic \ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​jik \ adjective
psychopharmacologist \ˌsī-​kō-​ˌfär-​mə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist \ noun

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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 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 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 The Mushroom Cure The Marsh presents Adam Strauss’ solo play following his experiments in vigilante psychopharmacology with the help of hallucinogenic mushrooms. Chronicle Staff Report, San Francisco Chronicle, "Theater capsule reviews and listings, week of June 10," 7 June 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 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 \
plural psychopharmacologies

Medical Definition of psychopharmacology 

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

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