pharmacology[fär′mə käl′ə jē]
- the study of the preparation, qualities, and uses of drugs
- the science dealing with the effect of drugs on living organisms
Origin of pharmacologyModern Latin pharmacologia: see pharmaco- and amp; -logy
- The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
- The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.
- phar′ma·co·log′ic , phar′ma·co·log′i·cal
From pharmaco- + -logy.