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[fahr-muh-koh-dahy-nam-iks] /ˌfɑr mə koʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of pharmacology dealing with the course of action, effect, and breakdown of drugs within the body.
Origin of pharmacodynamics
1835-45; pharmaco- + dynamics
Related forms
pharmacodynamic, pharmacodynamical, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for pharmacodynamics
  • An overview of the history, chemistry, and pharmacodynamics of benzodiazepines.
British Dictionary definitions for pharmacodynamics


(functioning as sing) the branch of pharmacology concerned with the action of drugs on the physiology or pathology of the body
Derived Forms
pharmacodynamic, adjective
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pharmacodynamics in Medicine

pharmacodynamics phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics (fär'mə-kō'dī-nām'ĭks)
The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms.

phar'ma·co'dy·nam'ic adj.
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