drug action

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The interaction of a drug with components of living tissues, such as neuroreceptors, and the biochemical consequences of this interaction, distinguished in careful usage from the drug effect—the physiological and psychological consequences of the drug's action. See also psychopharmacology. Compare pharmacodynamics.

Subjects: Psychology.

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