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pharmacology

Definitions of pharmacology
  1. noun
    the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
    synonyms: materia medica, pharmacological medicine
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    pharmacokinetics
    the study of the action of drugs in the body: method and rate of excretion; duration of effect; etc.
    posology
    the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines
    psychopharmacology
    the study of drugs that affect the mind
    toxicology
    the branch of pharmacology that deals with the nature and effects and treatments of poisons
    type of:
    medical specialty, medicine
    the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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