Biochemistry vs Pharmacology - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between biochemistry and pharmacology

is that biochemistry is (uncountable) the chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism while 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.

biochemistry

Noun

  • (uncountable) The chemistry of those compounds that occur in living organisms, and the processes that occur in their metabolism and catabolism
  • I want to study biochemistry .
  • (countable) The chemical characteristics of a particular living organism
  • The biochemistries of fungal and bacterial cells are quite distinct.
  • (countable) The biochemical activity associated with a particular chemical or condition
  • Our study compared the biochemistries of epilepsy and Parkinson's.
    The biochemistry of NO differs from that of NO2.

    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