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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.

phar·ma·col·o·gy

(far'mă-kol'ŏ-jē),
The science concerned with drugs, their sources, appearance, chemistry, actions, and uses.
[pharmaco- + G. logos, study]

pharmacology

/phar·ma·col·o·gy/ (-kol´ah-je) the science that deals with the origin, nature, chemistry, effects, and uses of drugs; it includes pharmacognosy, pharmocokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics, and toxicology.

pharmacology

(fär′mə-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
2. The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.

phar′ma·co·log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk), phar′ma·co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phar′ma·co·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phar′ma·col′o·gist n.

pharmacology (phar)

[-kol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, pharmakon + logos, science
the study of the preparation, properties, uses, and actions of drugs.

pharmacology

The field that studies the characteristics, effects and uses of drugs and their interactions with living organisms.

pharmacology

The study of the science and clinical application of medications; the study of drugs, their sources, their nature and properties. See Clinical pharmacology, Cosmetic pharmacology, Recombinant pharmacology.

phar·ma·col·o·gy

(fahr'mă-kol'ŏ-jē)
The science concerned with drugs and their sources, appearance, chemistry, actions, and uses.
[pharmaco- + G. logos, study]

pharmacology

The science of DRUGS. Pharmacology is concerned with the origins, isolation, purification, chemical structure and synthesis, assay, effects, uses, side effects, relative effectiveness of drugs and the influence of genetic factors on drug action. It thus includes, among other disciplines, GENETICS, ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PHARMACOKINETICS, THERAPEUTICS and TOXICOLOGY.

pharmacology

the study of pharmaceutical agents, their preparation, uses and effects.

phar·ma·col·o·gy

(fahr'mă-kol'ŏ-jē)
Science concerned with drugs, their sources, appearance, chemistry, actions, and uses.
[pharmaco- + G. logos, study]

pharmacology (fär´məkol´əjē),

n the total science of drugs, including their use in therapeutics.

pharmacology

the science that deals with the origin, nature, chemistry, effects and uses of drugs; it includes pharmacognosy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapeutics and toxicology.
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