the region of psychopharmacology which comes before the actual clinical employment of a new drug on a person or a populace of people. It generally comprises lab analyses of the pharmacological mechanisms of the drug, extrapolation of research information into human-utilization terms, and assessment of potential interactions with present drugs or in people with multiple different medical problems or diagnoses.

PRECLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY: "The preclinical psychopharmacology stages of any trial can make or break the chance researchers have at testing out new drugs."
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