from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The science of drugs, including their composition, uses, and effects.
- n. The characteristics or properties of a drug, especially those that make it medically effective.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs.
- n. The medicinal characteristics of a specific drug.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Knowledge of drugs or medicines; the art of preparing medicines.
- n. A treatise on the art of preparing medicines.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning drugs, including
- n. pharmacy, or the art of preparing drugs, and
- n. pharmacody-namics, what is known concerning their action.
- n. More specifically, same as pharmacodynamics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
From pharmaco- + -logy. (Wiktionary)