- the branch of pharmacology dealing with the psychological effects of drugs.
Origin of psychopharmacology
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- the study of drugs that affect the mind
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Word Origin and History for psychopharmacology
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- The branch of pharmacology dealing with the study of the actions and the effects of psychoactive drugs.
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- The study and clinical use of drugs that affect the mind, especially those that are used to treat psychiatric disorders.
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