[fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee] /ˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi/

the science dealing with the preparation, uses, and especially the effects of drugs.
the science of drugs, including their characteristics and uses

1721, formed in Modern Latin (1680s) from pharmaco- + -logy. Related: Pharmacological.

pharmacology phar·ma·col·o·gy (fär’mə-kŏl’ə-jē)

phar’ma·co·log’ic (-kə-lŏj’ĭk) adj.
The scientific study of drugs and their effects, especially in the treatment of disease.


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