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psychopharmacology

[sahy-koh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of pharmacology dealing with the psychological effects of drugs.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; psycho- + pharmacology
Related forms
psychopharmacologic
[sahy-koh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-ik] /ˌsaɪ koʊˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
psychopharmacological, adjective
psychopharmacologically, adverb
psychopharmacologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for psycho-pharmacological

psychopharmacology

/ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of drugs that affect the mind
Derived Forms
psychopharmacological (ˌsaɪkəʊˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
psychopharmacologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for psycho-pharmacological

psychopharmacology

n.

also psycho-pharmacology, 1919, from psycho- + pharmacology. Related: Psychopharmacological.

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psycho-pharmacological in Medicine

psychopharmacology psy·cho·phar·ma·col·o·gy (sī'kō-fär'mə-kŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The branch of pharmacology dealing with the study of the actions and the effects of psychoactive drugs.


psy'cho·phar'ma·co·log'ic (-kə-lŏj'ĭk) or psy'cho·phar'ma·co·log'i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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psycho-pharmacological in Science
psychopharmacology
  (sī'kō-fär'mə-kŏl'ə-jē)   
The study and clinical use of drugs that affect the mind, especially those that are used to treat psychiatric disorders.
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