pharmacodynamics

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. pharmaceutical,
  2. pharmaceutics,
  3. pharmacist,
  4. pharmaco-,
  5. pharmacodiagnosis,
  6. pharmacogenetics,
  7. pharmacogenomics,
  8. pharmacognosy,
  9. pharmacokinetics,
  10. pharmacol.

Origin of pharmacodynamics

First recorded in 1835–45; pharmaco- + dynamics

Related formsphar·ma·co·dy·nam·ic, phar·ma·co·dy·nam·i·cal, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacodynamics

pharmacodynamics

/ (ˌfɑːməkəʊdaɪˈnæmɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of pharmacology concerned with the action of drugs on the physiology or pathology of the body
Derived Formspharmacodynamic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for pharmacodynamics

pharmacodynamics

[ fär′mə-kō′dī-nămĭks ]

n.

The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms.
Related formsphar′ma•co′dy•namic adj.


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