Definition of Dispensatory

1. a. Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.



2. n. A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacopœia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.

Definition of Dispensatory

1. Noun. A book containing a systematic description of drugs and of preparations made from them. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dispensatory

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Medical Definition of Dispensatory

1. A work originally intended as a commentary on the Pharmacopeia, but now more of a supplement to that work, which contains an account of the sources, mode of preparation, physiologic action, and therapeutic uses of most of the agents, official and nonofficial; used in the treatment of disease. Origin: L. Dispensator, a manager, steward; see dispensary (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dispensatory

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dispensableness
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dispensation
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dispensationalism
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dispensationalists
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dispensatory (current term)
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dispeople
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dispeopler

Literary usage of Dispensatory

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1879)
"The National dispensatory. Containing the Natural History, ... Тик appearance of a "National dispensatory" is a matter of national importance. ..."

2. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1844)
"The United States dispensatory has long held a high position in the estimation of all branches of the medical profession on the other side of the ..."

3. Journal of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy by Philadelphia College of Pharmacy (1833)
"The' dispensatory of the United States; by George B. Wood, ... A dispensatory is a comprehensive, manual for the medical and pharmaceutical communities. ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1896)
"Many gentlemen who prefer to use the " National dispensatory " have both suggested and requested that the Formulary be added. Trusting that Council will ..."

5. American Medical and Philosophical Register: Or, Annals of Medicine, Natural by John Wakefield Francis (1814)
"The AMERICAN NEW dispensatory : containing General Principles of ... WHEN the American New dispensatory was 6rst presented to the public in 1310, ..."

6. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1885)
"The National dispensatory; Containing the Natural History, Chemistry, Pharmacy, Actions and Uses of Medicines, including those recognised in the ..."

7. The American Medical Association and the United States Pharmacopoeia: A by Edward Robinson Squibb, Horatio C. Wood, Alfred Bower Taylor (1877)
"I do not think that the authors who gave us so good a dispensatory and Pharmacopoeia received more honor and profit than they were entitled to for their ..."

8. The American Medical Association and the Pharmacopoeia of the United States by Edward Robinson Squibb (1877)
"last twenty years probably, the Pharmacopoeia was but little known, while the dispensatory was a book which was widely known and appreciated. ..."

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