Pharmacology vs Pharmaceutical - What's the difference?

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In medicine|lang=en terms the difference between pharmacology and pharmaceutical

is that pharmacology is (medicine) the science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs while pharmaceutical is (medicine) a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.

As nouns the difference between pharmacology and pharmaceutical

is that pharmacology is (medicine) the science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs while pharmaceutical is (medicine) a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.

As an adjective pharmaceutical is

(medicine) of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

pharmacology

Noun

(-)
  • (medicine) The science that studies the effects of chemical compounds on living animals, especially the science of the manufacture, use and effects of medicinal drugs.
  • The medicinal characteristics of a specific drug.
  • Derived terms

    * pharmacologic * pharmacological * pharmacologically * pharmacologist

    pharmaceutical

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (medicine) Of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
  • Derived terms

    * pharmaceutical chemistry * pharmaceutical industry * pharmaceutical sciences

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.
  • Synonyms
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