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.

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Origin of pharmacodynamics

First recorded in 1835–45; pharmaco- + dynamics

OTHER WORDS FROM pharmacodynamics

phar·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 forms of pharmacodynamics

pharmacodynamic, adjective
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Medical definitions for pharmacodynamics

pharmacodynamics
[ fär′mə-kō′dī-nămĭks ]

n.

The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms.

Other words from pharmacodynamics

phar′ma•co′dy•namic adj.
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