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Pharmacy Define Pharmacy at Dictionary.com

12/22/2014
04:23 | Author: Steven Lewis

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Pharmacy Define Pharmacy at Dictionary.com

Pharmacy definition, Also called pharmaceutics. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines. See more.

The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.

in French, 17c. The ph- was restored 16c. pharmakis ) "preparer of drugs, poisoner, sorcorer" from pharmakon "drug, poison, philter, charm, spell, enchantment." Meaning "use or administration of drugs" is attested from c.1400; that of "place where drugs are prepared and dispensed" is first recorded 1833. late 14c., "a medicine," from Old French farmacie "a purgative" (13c.), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia "use of drugs, medicines, potions, or spells; poisoning, witchcraft; remedy, cure," from pharmakeus (fem. in English (see -ph- ).

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Also called apothecary. A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore.

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pharmacy phar·ma·cy (fär'mə-sē) n.

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Pharmacy - Merriam-Webster Online

12/22/2014
02:14 | Author: Allison King

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Pharmacy - Merriam-Webster Online

Definition of pharmacy from the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary with audio pronunciations, thesaurus, Word of the Day, and word games.

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: a store or part of a store in which drugs and medicines are prepared and sold.

Laws regulating the pharmaceutical industry are based on the national pharmacopoeia, which outlines the purity and dosages of numerous medicinal products. Pharmacists, who must earn a qualifying degree, prepare and dispense prescribed medications. They also advise patients on the use of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. They formerly mixed and measured drug products from raw materials according to doctors' prescriptions, and they are still responsible for formulating, storing, and providing correct dosages of medicines, now usually produced by pharmaceutical companies as premeasured tablets or capsules. Science dealing with collection, preparation, and standardization of drug s.

: the practice and profession of preparing drugs and medicines.

: a place in a hospital where drugs and medicines are prepared and given out.

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Pharmacy - definition of pharmacy by The Free Dictionary

12/22/2014
12:29 | Author: Steven Lewis

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Pharmacy - definition of pharmacy by The Free Dictionary

A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary. [Middle English farmacie, a purgative, from Old French, from Medieval.

A pharmacy is the place within a chemist's or drugstore, or within a supermarket or other business, where you can get prescription drugs.

In the United States, a shop where you can buy medicine and cosmetics is called a drugstore. In some drugstores, you can also buy simple meals and snacks.

In Britain, a chemist's or chemist is a shop where you can buy medicine, cosmetics, and some household items.

In Britain, a chemist's is often referred to as a pharmacy.

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Pharmacy Dictionary - Online Dictionary - Babylon

12/22/2014
02:48 | Author: Jeremy Rodriguez

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Pharmacy Dictionary - Online Dictionary - Babylon

Free Pharmacy dictionary by Babylon. Define Pharmacy terms online or browse through other Pharmacy dictionaries and glossaries at no charge at all.

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Pharmacy - Oxford Dictionaries

12/22/2014
04:45 | Author: Molly Young

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Pharmacy - Oxford Dictionaries

Definition of pharmacy in American English in Oxford dictionary. Meaning, pronunciation and example sentences. English to English reference content (US).

late Middle English (denoting the administration of drugs): from Old French farmacie, via medieval Latin from Greek pharmakeia 'practice of the druggist', based on pharmakon 'drug'.

In modern times new developments have led to word coinages based on this word such as the 1990s pharming, punning on ‘farming’, for genetically engineered plants and animals raised to produce pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical came into English in the mid 17th century. Pharmacy was originally the administration of drugs, and comes from Old French farmacie, via medieval Latin from Greek pharmakeia ‘practice of the druggist’, based on pharmakon ‘drug’.

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