Meaning of Pharmacology

What is Pharmacology:

Pharmacology is the science that studies pharmacological products or chemical substances covering the biological effects, its composition, its sources and its chemical properties.

The word pharmacology comes from the Greek pharmacon referring to drugs and a variant of the suffix -logos which means science

Pharmacology is within the cfield of biomedicine since he studies the biological effects and effectiveness that drugs have on people in the treatment of a specific medical problem.

Pharmacology also covers other areas like pharmacy, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine.

Pharmacology is also responsible for test the drugs to measure the level of toxicity or potentiality in its therapeutic value.

See also What is a drug?

The first institute of pharmacology was founded in the year 1847 by Rudolf Buchheim at Dorpat University in Estonia. Rudolf Buchheim was a professor of medical medicine but he wanted to introduce the study of the physiological action of the drugs that he taught by a different experimental science: pharmacology.

Within pharmacology there are other specialties such as:

  • pharmacodynamics: studies how drugs affect an organism.
  • pharmacokinetics: studies how the body reacts to drugs.
  • Lto therapeutic pharmacology: studies the immunological, biological, microbiological, biological and behavioral state-related chemicals that influence disease.
  • neuropharmacology: studies chemicals that affect the central nervous system.
  • molecular pharmacology: studies the biochemical and biophysical characteristics between the relationship between the drug and the organism.

See also Medication.

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