Pharmacology: science focused on the study of medicines

What is Pharmacology

Pharmacology is a science that studies the production, composition and effects of chemicals (medicines, for example) on the body of humans.

Main objectives of pharmacology:

- medicinal properties of certain chemicals (drugs, medicines);

- physical and chemical composition of drugs;

- absorption of drugs by the body;

- action of drugs to combat certain diseases;

- effects of associations between different remedies;

- excretion of medicines by the body;


- The professional who works in this area is called a pharmacist or pharmacologist.