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pharmacology

 [fahr″mah-kol´o-je]
the science that deals with the origin, nature, chemistry, effects, and uses of drugs; it includes pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and toxicology. adj., adj pharmacolog´ic.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·te·ri·a med·'i·ca

1. that aspect of medical science concerned with the origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and their mode of administration;
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology.
2. any agent used therapeutically.
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology.
[L. medical matter]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

materia medica

(mə-tîr′ē-ə mĕd′ĭ-kə)
n.
1. (used with a sing. verb) The scientific study of medicinal drugs and their sources, preparation, and use.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Substances used in the preparation of medicinal drugs.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Materia Medica

Homeopathy
A reference encyclopaedia that lists the effects of homeopathic remedies.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·te·ri·a med·i·ca

(mă-tē'rē-ă med'i-kă)
1. That aspect of medical science concerned with the origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and their mode of administration.
2. Any agent used therapeutically.
See also: pharmacognosy, pharmacology
[L. medical matter]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

materia medica

An out-dated term for PHARMACOLOGY especially in relation to the treatment of disease by drugs (therapeutics).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Materia medica

In homeopathy, reference books compiled from provings of the various natural remedies.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

ma·te·ri·a med·i·ca

(mă-tē'rē-ă med'i-kă)
Aspect of medical science concerned with origin and preparation of drugs, their doses, and mode of administration.
[L. medical matter]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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