[ 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
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
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
He was no anatomist, no physiologist, but rather what nowadays we should call a pharmacologist.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for pharmacology
/ (ˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒɪ) /
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
Derived forms of pharmacologypharmacological (ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepharmacologically, adverbpharmacologist, noun
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Medical definitions for pharmacology
[ fär′mə-kŏl′ə-jē ]
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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Scientific definitions for pharmacology
[ fär′mə-kŏl′ə-jē ]
The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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