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phar·ma·co·log·ic

, pharmacological (far'mă-kō-loj'ik, -loj'i-kăl),
1. Relating to pharmacology or to the composition, properties, and actions of drugs.
2. Sometimes used in physiology to denote a dose (of a chemical agent that either is or mimics a hormone, neurotransmitter, or other naturally occurring agent) that is so much larger or more potent than would occur naturally that it might have qualitatively different effects. Compare: homeopathic (2), physiologic (4), supraphysiologic.

phar·ma·co·log·ic

, pharmacological (fahr'mă-kŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
1. Relating to pharmacology or to the composition, properties, and actions of drugs.
2. physiology A dose of a chemical agent that is so much larger or more potent than would occur naturally that it might have qualitatively different effects.
Compare: homeopathic (2) , physiologic (4)

Pharmacological

Referring to therapy that relies on drugs.
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phar·ma·co·log·ic

, pharmacological (fahr'mă-kŏ-loj'ik, -i-kăl)
Relating to pharmacology or drugs.
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