pharmacology


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to pharmacology: pharmacokinetics, Clinical pharmacology

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Reportedly, key activities of this collaboration will include assay development, compound profiling and mechanistic studies and will provide UCB with access to key Evotec expertise in the field of in vitro pharmacology and electrophysiology.
Many reforms have been made in undergraduate teaching of pharmacology in different institutions.
8] We undertook this study in order to assess the confidence for prescribing of medical graduates who are about to begin their internship and compare with 3rd year medical students who have completed their one and half year pharmacology training.
The units of clinical therapeutics and clinical pharmacology are needed to educate and train pharmacists and also to make them specialists/ clinical pharmacists.
Banks explained, "Kinetigen aims to actively reduce risk in drug development and increase the value of clinical pharmacology and PK investigations by applying proven strategies.
In a comment, Eurofins' CEO Gilles Martin said this acquisition brings a substantial range of new services to the group's portfolio, serving its strategy to grow in the fast-developing discovery pharmacology field for outsourcing to CROs.
The first unit is dedicated to the introduction to pharmacology, the legal and ethical aspects and the clinical use of pharmacology.
Disappointingly, for a book titled Pharmacology for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, there is no mention of vasopressin, Activated protein C or Recominant Factor VIIa.
The "Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology" reports on research discoveries into the pathogenesis and pharmacology of brain disorders affecting the immune system that cross the boundaries of immunology, neuroscience and pharmacology.
Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body.
Details of the findings are presented in Molecular Pharmacology, a scientific magazine published by the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, under the title "CYP2C76, a novel CYP in cynomolgus monkey, is a major CYP2C in liver, metabolizing tolbutamide and testosterone".
GNI, an international biopharmaceutical company and leader in the field of integrated systems pharmacology, has launched the GNI Systems Pharmacology Research Institute in Fukuoka, Japan.