- the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.
Origin of pharmacology
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Examples from the Web for pharmacologist
He was no anatomist, no physiologist, but rather what nowadays we should call a pharmacologist.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
In fact, in spite of that, she was a pharmacologist, that means she has a good head.Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
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Word Origin and History for pharmacologist
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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.
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- The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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