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pharmacology

[fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee] /ˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25; < New Latin pharmacologia. See pharmaco-, -logy
Related forms
pharmacological
[fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
pharmacologic, adjective
pharmacologically, adverb
pharmacologist, noun
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Examples from the web for pharmacological
  • The placebo is useful, too, in pharmacological research.
  • Our new understanding of fear has also led to cunning pharmacological treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Yet a number of researchers are already exploring the possibilities of a real pharmacological solution.
  • All along the disorder spectrum there are such pharmacological success stories.
  • If we're depressed, we're probably also seeking pharmacological help.
  • Doctors have few pharmacological remedies for addiction and no standard drug therapy for cocaine dependence.
  • pharmacological interventions for the prevention of relapse in bipolar disorder: a systematic review of controlled trials.
  • pharmacological therapies are too often the focus of diabetes treatment.
British Dictionary definitions for pharmacological

pharmacology

/ˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
Derived Forms
pharmacological (ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
pharmacologically, adverb
pharmacologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for pharmacological

pharmacology

n.

1721, formed in Modern Latin (1680s) from pharmaco- + -logy. Related: Pharmacological.

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pharmacological in Medicine

pharmacology phar·ma·col·o·gy (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) adj.
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pharmacological in Science
pharmacology
  (fär'mə-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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