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Qualifier English: pharmacology
Qualifier Spanish: farmacología
Qualifier Portuguese: farmacologia
Qualifier French: pharmacologie
Entry term(s): mechanism of action
mode of action
pharmacodynamics
pharmacologic action
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/Q000494
Scope note: Used with drugs and exogenously administered chemical substances for their effects on living tissues and organisms. It includes acceleration and inhibition of physiological and biochemical processes and other pharmacologic mechanisms of action.
Annotation: subhead only; with exogenous chemicals only; includes "effect", "mechanism of action", "mode of action"; not for pharmacokinetics ( = /pharmacokinetics); see also /adverse effects, /poisoning & /toxicity; see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.54; DF: /pharmacol or /PD
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/PD or PD (SH) or SUBS APPLY PD; use /pharmacology or /PD to search /pharmacodynamics back thru 1966
History Note: 88; was /pharmacodynamics 1966-87; used with Category D 1966 forward
Entry Version: PHARMACOL
Abbreviation: PD
DeCS ID: 22078
Unique ID: Q000494
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2003/07/24
pharmacology - Preferred
Concept UI M0030702
Scope note Used with drugs and exogenously administered chemical substances for their effects on living tissues and organisms. It includes acceleration and inhibition of physiological and biochemical processes and other pharmacologic mechanisms of action.
Preferred term pharmacology
Entry term(s) mechanism of action
mode of action
pharmacologic action - Narrower
Concept UI M0030704
Preferred term pharmacologic action
pharmacodynamics - Narrower
Concept UI M0030703
Preferred term pharmacodynamics



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