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psychopharmacology

Pronunciation: si'ko-far'ma-kol'o-je

Definition:

  1. The use of drugs to treat mental and psychological disorders.
  2. The science of drug-behavior relationships.

Synonym(s): neuropsychopharmacology

[psycho- + G. pharmakon, drug, + logos, study]

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