Pharmacology deals with all aspects of the actions of drugs on living tissues, particularly their effects on man. Drugs' actions, both at the molecular level (interaction of drug molecules with receptors) and also at the macroscopic or whole-body level (such as drug effects on the cardiovascular system), are considered. The subject can be divided into two main sections; pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. The first is concerned with how the effects of a drug are generated, while the second is concerned with how drugs are distributed around the body, how they are metabolized, and how they are finally excreted or eliminated from the body. Discovery of new drugs proceeds by considering how chemical agents can be used to potentiate, inhibit, or modify some cellular or bodily process.
— Alan W. Cuthbert
- Cardiovascular Pharmacology
- Drug disposition and Pharmacokinetics
- Endocrine Pharmacology
- General Pharmacology
- Pharmacology of the CNS
- Pharmacology of the PNS
This category has the following 6 subcategories, out of 6 total.