Definition: Pharmacology

From New World Encyclopedia


From pharmaco from Ancient Greek φάρμακον (phármakon, “drug”). + logy


pharmacology (uncountable)

  1. medicine The science of drugs including their origin, composition, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, and toxicology.
  2. (medicine) The properties and reactions of drugs especially with relation to their therapeutic value.

Derived terms

  • pharmacologic
  • pharmacological
  • pharmacologically
  • pharmacologist

Related terms


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