Definition of pharmacological in English:


(also pharmacologic)


  • Relating to the branch of medicine concerned with the uses, effects, and modes of action of drugs.

    ‘pharmacological treatment for depression’
    • ‘He only scratches the surface of the social benefits of having multiple medications available within the same pharmacological class.’
    • ‘Ritalin is an amphetamine-like drug, a controlled substance with similar pharmacological properties to cocaine.’
    • ‘These illnesses do not require pharmacological or behavioral treatment.’
    • ‘The purpose of my article was to draw readers' attention to risks of pharmacological drugs used in labour.’
    • ‘The study suggests an explanation why these drugs may not be the 'pharmacologic panacea' for generalized anxiety disorder.’
    • ‘Many herbs have powerful pharmacological properties, some of which can harm the baby or decrease the production of milk.’
    • ‘The treatment of paraphilias using pharmacological agents is well established.’
    • ‘Such treatment may be augmented or substituted with various pharmacological options.’
    • ‘The treatment of PTSD has received a surge of interest recently with an increasing number of controlled pharmacologic trials.’
    • ‘The paediatrician should emphasise that addiction is a pharmacological property of the drug.’