pharmacology

pharmacology (far-ma-kol´o-je)

The science concerned with drugs, their sources, appearance, chemistry, actions, and uses. [pharmaco- + G. logos, study]
biochemical p. a branch of p. concerned with the biochemical mechanisms responsible for the actions of drugs.
clinical p. the branch of p. concerned with the p. of therapeutic agents in the prevention, treatment, and control of disease in humans.
marine p. a branch of p. concerned with pharmacologically active substances present in aquatic plants and animals; its objective is to find and develop new therapeutic agents.

 

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