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Pharmacology
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I. Etymology

The Greek term for pharmacology (ὁ περὶ φαρμάκων λόγος/ho perì pharmákōn lógos, Pedanius Dioscorides, De materia medica praef. 5) means 'science of remedies'. Originally, the term φάρμακον/phármakon, whose etymology is not known, did not specifically refer to a medical drug, but to any substance introdu…

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Touwaide, Alain (Madrid) and Böck, Barbara (Madrid), “Pharmacology”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e918460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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