pharmacology

[fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.

Origin:
1715–25; < Neo-Latin pharmacologia. See pharmaco-, -logy

pharmacological [fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , pharmacologic, adjective
pharmacologically, adverb
pharmacologist, noun
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pharmacology (ˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
 
pharmacological
 
adj
 
pharmaco'logically
 
adv
 
pharma'cologist
 
n

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pharmacology
1721, formed in Mod.L. (1680s) from Gk. pharmakon "medicine, poison" (see pharmaceutical) + -logia "dealing with the topic of."
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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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pharmacology   (fär'mə-kŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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Encouraging the view that smoked plants are acceptable forms of medication
  harkens a return to pre-scientific pharmacology.
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  therapy into question.
It seems you are not too familiar with organic chemical synthesis and
  pharmacology.
My interest in pharmacology has spawned a personal museum of mortars, pestles
  and old medicine bottles.
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