Pharmacology vs Physiology - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between pharmacology and physiology

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 physiology is a branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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

    physiology

    Noun

  • A branch of biology that deals with the functions and activities of life or of living matter (as organs, tissues, or cells) and of the physical and chemical phenomena involved.
  • (obsolete) The study and description of natural objects; natural science.
  • Derived terms

    * zoophysiology * cytophysiology * ecophysiology * electrophysiology * neurophysiology * pathophysiology * phytophysiology * psychophysiology * sociophysiology

    See also

    * biology * anatomy