[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.
noun a passion for taking drugs, medicine Word Origin pharmaco- ‘medicine’
[fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh] /ˌfɑr mə kəˈpi ə/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information. 2. a stock of drugs. /ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə/ noun 1. an authoritative book containing […]
pharmacopeial phar·ma·co·pe·ial (fär’mə-kə-pē’əl) adj.
- Pharmacopeial gel
pharmacopeial gel n. A suspension in water of an insoluble hydrated drug in which the particle size approaches or attains colloidal dimensions.