the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.
Origin of pharmacology
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
From the New Latin
dating back to 1715–25.
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacologist
Derived Formspharmacological (ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivepharmacologically, adverbpharmacologist, noun
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses
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Word Origin and History for pharmacologist
1721, formed in Modern Latin (1680s) from pharmaco- + -logy. Related: Pharmacological.
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pharmacologist in Medicine
Related formsphar′ma•co•log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
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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pharmacologist in Science
The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.
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