[ fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi /
the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.
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Origin of pharmacology
From the New Latin word pharmacologia,
dating back to 1715–25. See pharmaco-
OTHER WORDS FROM pharmacologyphar·ma·co·log·i·cal [fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, phar·ma·co·log·ic, adjectivephar·ma·co·log·i·cal·ly, adverbphar·ma·col·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for pharmacology
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
Derived forms of pharmacologypharmacological (ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepharmacologically, adverbpharmacologist, noun
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The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.
Other words from pharmacologyphar′ma•co•log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
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The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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