Definitions for pharmacodynamics

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  1. pharmacodynamics(Noun)

    The branch of pharmacology that studies the effects and modes of action of drugs upon the body.

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  1. Pharmacodynamics(noun)

    that branch of pharmacology which considers the mode of action, and the effects, of medicines

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  1. Pharmacodynamics

    Pharmacodynamics is the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs on the body or on microorganisms or parasites within or on the body and the mechanisms of drug action and the relationship between drug concentration and effect. One dominant example is drug-receptor interactions as modeled by where L=ligand, R=receptor, reaction dynamics that can be studied mathematically through tools such as free energy maps. Pharmacodynamics is often summarized as the study of what a drug does to the body, whereas pharmacokinetics is the study of what the body does to a drug. Pharmacodynamics is sometimes abbreviated as "PD", while pharmacokinetics can be referred to as "PK". See PK/PD models.


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