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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the action or effects of drugs on living organisms.
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(Pharmacology) (functioning as singular) the branch of pharmacology concerned with the action of drugs on the physiology or pathology of the body
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the division of pharmacology concerned with the action and breakdown of drugs in the body. — pharmacodynamic, pharmacodynamical, adj.See also: Drugs
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