pharmaco-, pharmac-, -pharmic

(Greek: medical drug, medicine; poison)

The study of the effects of light and other radiations on drugs and on their pharmacological action.
1. The applications of plant physiology to medical problems.
2. The study of major constituents (active ingredients) and medicinal values of plants; toxicity or hazardous components; essential oils; value-added products and possible uses; cultivation and harvesting; diseases and insects found in medicinal plants.
3. The study of the active chemicals in plants that effect our biological systems. The plants' chemical components are studied for medical and psychoactive reactions.

Many of the chemicals of plants mimic our own bodily chemicals and in some instances enhance the normal reactions that would occur; however, sometimes they block the normal functions of our neural and other cellular functions. These are factors that must be evaluated in the phytopharmacological research of plants.

1. A medicinal preparation containing several drugs.
2. Of or pertaining to polypharmacy.
1. Prescription of many drugs at the same time.
2. An instance of excessive medication.
3. The use of many drugs or medicines in the treatment of disease; frequently, with the suggestion of indiscriminate, unscientific, or excessive prescription.
An herb or substance which when combined with other herbs in a formula or mixture tends to increase the synergistic interaction of the other ingredients.
Medical drugs that are used in the treatment of emotional disorders.
1. The use of medical drugs to treat mental and psychological disorders.
2. The science of drug-behavior relationships; which is also known by some specialists as neuropsychopharmacology.
3. The study of drugs that affect mental and behavioral activity; such as, psycholeptic agents.
4. The study of the action of drugs on psychological functions and mental states.
5. The use of drugs to modify psychological functions and mental states.
Compounded of four ingredients.
1. The use of drugs in the treatment of animals.
2. Effects of drugs on animals.
3. Veterinary pharmacology.