Definition of Pharmacy

1. Noun. The art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,.




2. Noun. A retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold.
Exact synonyms: Apothecary's Shop, Chemist's, Chemist's Shop, Drugstore
Terms within: Pharmacopoeia
Generic synonyms: Shop, Store
Derivative terms: Pharmaceutic, Pharmaceutical

Definition of Pharmacy

1. n. The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist.

Definition of Pharmacy

1. Noun. A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary. ¹

2. Noun. The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics. ¹

3. Noun. The occupation of a pharmacist. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pharmacy

1. a drugstore [n -CIES] - See also: drugstore

Medical Definition of Pharmacy

1. 1. The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist. 2. A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop. Origin: OE. Fermacie, OF. Farmacie, pharmacie, F. Pharmacie, Gr, fr. To administer or use medicines, fr. Medicine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharmacy

pharmacopsychosis
pharmacopœical
pharmacopœiæ
pharmacoresistant
pharmacoresistent epilepsy
pharmacosiderite
pharmacosiderites
pharmacotherapeutic
pharmacotherapies
pharmacotherapist
pharmacotherapists
pharmacotherapy
pharmacovigilance
pharmacuetical
pharmacuetics
pharmacy (current term)
pharmacy administration
pharmacy and therapeutics committee
pharmafood
pharmafoods
pharmalogical studies
pharming
pharmings
pharms
pharoah
pharology
pharos
pharoses
pharyng-
pharyngal

Literary usage of Pharmacy

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"Ox the continent of Europe, works on practical pharmacy, designed for the conjoint use of students of medicine and of pharmacy, have long been considered as ..."

2. American Druggist (1893)
"and Professor of Chemistry in the Philadelphia College of pharmacy. Prof. Chas. F. Heebner, Phm.B. Author of the " Manual of pharmacy and Pharmaceutical ..."

3. Catalogue by North Carolina. University, Newburyport, Newburyport Public library, Public library (1898)
"Theory and Practice of pharmacy. Fire hours a week. 2. Practical course in Operative pharmacy. Two hours once « week. Physics. ..."

4. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"According to the Charter, it was formed "for the purpose of advancing chemistry o»J pharmacy, and promoting a vni'furm system of education of those tcho ..."

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