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Definition of "pharmacology" [phar•ma•col•o•gy]

  • The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects. (noun)
  • The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pharmacology" in a sentence
  • "While Le, who was pursuing a doctorate in pharmacology, conducted experiments on mice, Clark took care of the rodents and cleaned their cages."
  • "Moreover, pharmacology is just a small part of the historical drive to augment ourselves through technology."
  • "Dr. Kelly Hollowell received her Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pharmacology from the University of Miami, and her juris doctorate (J.D.) from Regent University."