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psychopharmacology

 [si″ko-fahr″mah-kol´o-je]
1. the study of the action of drugs on psychological functions and mental states.
2. the use of drugs to modify psychological functions and mental states. adj., adj psychopharmacolog´ic.

psy·cho·phar·ma·col·o·gy

(sī'kō-far'mă-kol'ŏ-jē),
1. The use of drugs to treat mental and psychological disorders.
2. The science of drug-behavior relationships.
[psycho- + G. pharmakon, drug, + logos, study]

psychopharmacology

(sī′kō-fär′mə-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of pharmacology that deals with the study of the actions, effects, and development of psychoactive drugs.

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

psy·cho·phar·ma·col·o·gy

(sī'kō-fahr'mă-kol'ŏ-jē)
1. The use of drugs to treat mental and psychological disorders.
2. The science of drug-behavior relationships.
[psycho- + G. pharmakon, drug, + logos, study]

psychopharmacology

The study of drugs that affect the state of the mind and the behaviour.

psy·cho·phar·ma·col·o·gy

(sī'kō-fahr'mă-kol'ŏ-jē)
1. Use of drugs to treat mental and psychological disorders.
2. Science of drug-behavior relationships.
[psycho- + G. pharmakon, drug, + logos, study]
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