noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of pharmacology dealing with the course of action, effect, and breakdown of drugs within the body.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for pharmacodynamics



(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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pharmacodynamics in Medicine




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