Pharmacology is the study of drugs and how they interact with our body. Drugs are chemicals that affect the functions of living systems. Drugs may be used to improve health and quality of life, as medicines to treat and prevent diseases or, as a research tool, to further explore body functions.
Pharmacology is both an experimental and clinical science that deals with all types of drugs - medicinal and recreational, legal and illegal, synthetic and naturally occurring, therapeutically beneficial medicines and potentially toxic substances. It is an interdisciplinary field that bridges Physiology, Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Statistics and Medicine.
- Neurogastroenterology and Neuroprotection Research Group
- Molecular Toxicology
- Clinical Pharmacogenomics
- Neuropharmacology of Drug Abuse
- Pain Research
- Drug Metabolism, Transport & Pharmacokinetics
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- Consulting & Contracting
- PARC (Pain and Anaesthesia Research Clinic)
- Drug and Alcohol Services South Australia WHO Collaborating Centre for Research in the Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Problems