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pharmacology

[fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee]
noun
  1. 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-, -logy
Related formsphar·ma·co·log·i·cal [fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /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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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacological

pharmacology

noun
  1. the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
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Derived Formspharmacological (ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepharmacologically, adverbpharmacologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for pharmacological

pharmacology

n.

1721, formed in Modern Latin (1680s) from pharmaco- + -logy. Related: Pharmacological.

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pharmacological in Medicine

pharmacology

(fär′mə-kŏlə-jē)
n.
  1. The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
  2. The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.
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Related formsphar′ma•co•logic (-kə-lŏjĭk) adj.
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pharmacological in Science

pharmacology

[fär′mə-kŏlə-jē]
  1. The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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