What does Pharmacology mean?

Definitions for Pharmacology
ˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒiphar·ma·col·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pharmacology, pharmacological medicine, materia medicanoun

    the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects

Wiktionary

  1. pharmacologynoun

    The science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs.

  2. pharmacologynoun

    The medicinal characteristics of a specific drug.

  3. Etymology: From pharmaco- + -logy.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Pharmacologynoun

    The knowledge of drugs and medicines.

    Etymology: φάϱμαϰον and λέγω.

Wikipedia

  1. Pharmacology

    Pharmacology is a branch of medicine, biology, and pharmaceutical sciences concerned with drug or medication action, where a drug may be defined as any artificial, natural, or endogenous (from within the body) molecule which exerts a biochemical or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism (sometimes the word pharmacon is used as a term to encompass these endogenous and exogenous bioactive species). More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, functions, sources, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, chemical biology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities. The two main areas of pharmacology are pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Pharmacodynamics studies the effects of a drug on biological systems, and pharmacokinetics studies the effects of biological systems on a drug. In broad terms, pharmacodynamics discusses the chemicals with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics discusses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion (ADME) of chemicals from the biological systems. Pharmacology is not synonymous with pharmacy and the two terms are frequently confused. Pharmacology, a biomedical science, deals with the research, discovery, and characterization of chemicals which show biological effects and the elucidation of cellular and organismal function in relation to these chemicals. In contrast, pharmacy, a health services profession, is concerned with the application of the principles learned from pharmacology in its clinical settings; whether it be in a dispensing or clinical care role. In either field, the primary contrast between the two is their distinctions between direct-patient care, pharmacy practice, and the science-oriented research field, driven by pharmacology.

ChatGPT

  1. pharmacology

    Pharmacology is the branch of biology and medicine that studies the effects, uses, properties, actions and interactions of drugs in the body. It involves understanding how drugs work, their therapeutic uses, potential side effects and how they are metabolized by the body. It is subdivided into two main areas: pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pharmacologynoun

    knowledge of drugs or medicines; the art of preparing medicines

  2. Pharmacologynoun

    a treatise on the art of preparing medicines

  3. Etymology: [Gr. fa`rmakon drug + -logy: cf. F. pharmacologie.]

Wikidata

  1. Pharmacology

    Pharmacology is the branch of medicine and biology concerned with the study of drug action, where a drug can be broadly defined as any man-made, natural, or endogenous molecule which exerts a biochemical and/or physiological effect on the cell, tissue, organ, or organism. More specifically, it is the study of the interactions that occur between a living organism and chemicals that affect normal or abnormal biochemical function. If substances have medicinal properties, they are considered pharmaceuticals. The field encompasses drug composition and properties, synthesis and drug design, molecular and cellular mechanisms, organ/systems mechanisms, signal transduction/cellular communication, molecular diagnostics, interactions, toxicology, chemical biology, therapy, and medical applications and antipathogenic capabilities. The two main areas of pharmacology are pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The former studies the effects of the drug on biological systems, and the latter the effects of biological systems on the drug. In broad terms, pharmacodynamics discusses the chemicals with biological receptors, and pharmacokinetics discusses the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion of chemicals from the biological systems. Pharmacology is not synonymous with pharmacy and the two terms are frequently confused. Pharmacology, a biomedical science, deals with the research, discovery, and characterization of chemicals which show biological effects and the elucidation of cellular and organismal function in relation to these chemicals. In contrast, pharmacy, a health services profession, is concerned with application of the principles learned from pharmacology in its clinical settings; whether it be in a dispensing or clinical care role. In either field, the primary contrast between the two are their distinctions between direct-patient care, for pharmacy practice, and the science-oriented research field, driven by pharmacology.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pharmacology

    The study of the origin, nature, properties, and actions of drugs and their effects on living organisms.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pharmacology in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pharmacology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Pharmacology in a Sentence

  1. Justice Department:

    The crack/powder sentencing disparity has unquestionably led to unjustified differences in sentences for trafficking in two forms of the same substance, as well as unwarranted racial disparities in its application, the sentencing disparity was based on misinformation about the pharmacology of cocaine and its effects, and it is unnecessary to address the genuine and critical societal problems associated with trafficking cocaine, including violent crime.

  2. Nikita Kamayev:

    I want to write a book about the true story of sport pharmacology and doping in Russia since 1987 while being a young scientist working in a secret lab in the USSR Institute. of Sports Medicine, i have the information and facts that have never been published.

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