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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; < Neo-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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  • Encouraging the view that smoked plants are acceptable forms of medication harkens a return to pre-scientific pharmacology.
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  • My interest in pharmacology has spawned a personal museum of mortars, pestles and old medicine bottles.
  • Each species of bacteria may have unique biochemistry that might be of interest in agriculture or pharmacology.
  • She is planning to go on to graduate school to study pharmacology and medicinal plant research.
  • pharmacology is fiercely, if somewhat belatedly, at work hunting new antimicrobial strategies.
  • There is much psychobabble and almost no discussion of pharmacology.
  • He was able to help patients control their asthma and other severe chronic allergies with minimal to no pharmacology.
  • It would also improve the amount and quality of clinical research in botanical pharmacology.
British Dictionary definitions for pharmacology

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 pharmacology
n.

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

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pharmacology 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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pharmacology 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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