The integrated scientific study of the chemistry, biochemistry, physiology, epidemiology, and clinical relevance of drugs. Pursued by people and computers working in universities and drug companies. Encompasses drug discovery, development, and formulation.
Phar`ma*col"o*gy (?), n. [Gr. drug + -logy: cf. F. pharmacologie.]
Knowledge of drugs or medicines; the art of preparing medicines.
A treatise on the art of preparing medicines.
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