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Related topics: Drugs, medicines
pharmacologyphar‧ma‧col‧o‧gy /ˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒi $ ˌfɑːrməˈkɑː-/ noun [uncountable]  MDthe scientific study of drugs and medicinespharmacologist noun [countable]pharmacological /ˌfɑːməkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ ˌfɑːrməkəˈlɑː-/ adjective
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pharmacologyAs a specialist in pathology, physiology and pharmacology, Mrs Coll received many teaching awards.Attractive subject combinations with psychology are pharmacology, physiology and behavioural neuroscience.Some of them modify mental as well as bodily functions and have effects beyond the repertoire of conventional laboratory experiments in pharmacology.From 1920 to 1926 he held the chair of pharmacology at University College London.Can we understand it simply in terms of the availability of the drug as a result of the development of pharmacology?Clark made two key contributions to the development of pharmacology and hence medicine.In December 1918 he was appointed professor of pharmacology at the University of Cape Town.The pharmacology of clozapine has been closely scrutinized for some time because of the drug's atypical effects.
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