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The branch of pharmacology that deals with the study of the actions, effects, and development of psychoactive drugs.

psy′cho·phar′ma·co·log′ic (-kə-lŏj′ĭk), psy′cho·phar′ma·co·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
psy′cho·phar′ma·col′o·gist n.
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Adj.1.psychopharmacological - of or relating to psychopharmacology
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Preliminary psychopharmacological evaluation of Ocimum sanctum leaf extract.
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Psychopharmacological treatment for schizophrenia: less is more.
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