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

phar′ma·co·log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk), phar′ma·co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
phar′ma·co·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phar′ma·col′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.pharmacological - of or relating to pharmacology


[ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJfarmacológico


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