Definition of Formulary

1. Noun. (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation. "Postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"

Exact synonyms: Pharmacopeia
Category relationships: Materia Medica, Pharmacological Medicine, Pharmacology
Generic synonyms: Book



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or of the nature of a formula.
Partainyms: Formula
Derivative terms: Formula

Definition of Formulary

1. a. Stated; prescribed; ritual.

2. n. A book containing stated and prescribed forms, as of oaths, declarations, prayers, medical formulaæ, etc.; a book of precedents.

Definition of Formulary

1. Noun. A pharmacopoeia or list of available drugs, particularly prescription drugs ¹

2. Noun. (healthcare) A list of drugs, created by health insurers, hospitals, or prescription drug plans, that defines how costs for any drug are shared between patient and health care provider, typically broken down by tiers such as preferred generics with lowest copay, or preferred brand with higher copay, or non-preferred brand and not covered tiers with the highest cost to the patient. ¹

3. Noun. An ancient or medieval collection of models for official writings. ¹

4. Noun. A collection of formulas in sciences and mathematics. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Formulary

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Medical Definition of Formulary

1. A collection of formulas for the compounding of medicinal preparations. See: National Formulary, Pharmacopeia. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Formulary

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Literary usage of Formulary

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1. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1906)
"The National formulary is now extensively and favorably known and needs no popularization ... If publication of the text of the National formulary in the US ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1897)
"The object of that interview was to bring the National formulary to the more intimate notice of the physicians of Philadelphia. ..."

3. The Science of Jurisprudence: A Treatise in which the Growth of Positive Law by Hannis Taylor (1908)
"By the formulary process the praetor was endowed with the power to invent new ... Under the formulary process as under the English writ system the actions ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1901)
"Mr. Hynson resumed the chair and Mr. C. Lewis Diehl, Chairman of the Committee on National formulary, read his annual report in abstract, which was listened ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1892)
"To get the National formulary into the hands of all physicians, he suggests to issue an edition of the work for gratuitous distribution. ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"In the words of the preface—"to the prescriber the Unofficial formulary is offered ... It may reasonably be trusted that the formulary will relieve both ..."

7. The Law of Pure Food and Drugs, National and State: With Appendices by William Wheeler Thornton (1912)
"United States Pharmacopoeia and National formulary. These are the two recognized authorities in this country on the standard of drugs. ..."

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