“Human pharmacology is a non-linear science created by multiple variables at different levels of complexity:
1. Drug effects at molecular and cellular levels: drug-receptor interaction (pharmacodynamics) and drug disposition (pharmacokinetics)
2. Effects of drugs on human health and disease: safety, efficacy, and effectiveness
3. Effects of drugs in the society: economical aspects (i.e., pharmacoeconomics), epidemiology (i.e., pharmacological surveillance), healthcare systems (i.e., definitions of essential medicines), over the counter availability of medicines, drug addiction, and many other variables.”
Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Clinical trials, observational studies and meta-analysis: PubMed Trends. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1122534
Above you can read my definition of pharmacology written in a few sentences. Nonetheless, I definitely prefer Sarah Schönfeld definition of pharmacology, beautifully expressed by art instead of boring words, I believe that this field of knowledge can only be explored by opening our minds, art mixes with science to surprise us with a wonderful world. The same concept surely applies to the understanding of medicine (human and veterinary) as well as any other health related careers.