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Pharmacology is the science concerned with the study of drugs and how they work. To pharmacologists, a drug is any chemical agent which produces a recognizable biological effect. Pharmacology is also concerned with the search for new drugs and how they can best be used in the treatment of diseases in both man and animals.

Pharmacology is studied as part of the Natural Sciences Tripos, as well as the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos. Major research areas of the Department of Pharmacology include cell signalling, macromolecular structure, neuroscience, organ systems, and pharmacological intervention in cancer and infectious diseases

In this guide you will find information about the resources and support available to students and researchers taught by or based in the Department of Pathology.

What on this guide?

On this guide, you'll find:

  • Current information about Library Services during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Information about brilliant resources, both print and online, that you have access to in Cambridge
  • Recommended resources, with tips on accessing and using them
  • Help and guidance for researchers
  • Details and links to training and skills support for students and researchers 
  • An overview of referencing and how tools can help you
  • Lots of help and support from across the University of Cambridge

Spotlight: online resources for pharmacology

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