What is Pharmacology?

Pharmacology, the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms, involves the investigation of the various ways in which drugs can produce therapeutic effects and the mechanisms of their action, and the side effects they may cause. Pharmacologists use this knowledge to develop new drugs, improve existing ones, and understand the interactions between drugs and other substances, including food, alcohol, and other medications.

Pharmacology includes examining the chemical, physical, and biological properties of drugs, including their absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination from the body. Pharmacologists work in various settings, including academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies, and collaborate with other health professionals, such as physicians and nurses, to ensure that drugs are used safely and effectively.

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