pharmacodynamics

pharmacodynamics
The study of uptake, movement, binding, and interactions of pharmacologically active molecules at their tissue site(s) of action. [pharmaco- + G. dynamis, force]

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phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics .fär-mə-kō-dī-'nam-iks, -də- n pl but sing in constr a branch of pharmacology dealing with the reactions between drugs and living systems
phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ic -ik adj
phar·ma·co·dy·nam·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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n.
the interaction of drugs with cells. It includes such factors as the binding of drugs to cells, their uptake, and intracellular metabolism.

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phar·ma·co·dy·nam·ics (fahr″mə-ko-di-namґiks) [pharmaco- + dynamics] the study of the biochemical and physiological effects of drugs and the mechanisms of their actions, including the correlation of actions and effects of drugs with their chemical structure; also, such effects on the actions of a particular drug or drugs.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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