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pharming

(fär′mĭng)
n.
The production of pharmaceuticals from genetically altered plants or animals.

pharm v.
Biotechnology (1) The production of useful molecules—e.g., proteins and pharmaceuticals from genetically engineered animals or plants
(2) The process of genetically engineering crops to protect them or consumers from disease
Informatics A portmanteau of phishing and farming. Phishing is a type of computer attack to obtain access credentials such as user names and passwords
Substance abuse A putative type of recreational drug use by teenagers in the US suburbs in which they borrow multiple prescription drugs from their home medicine cabinets, take them to parties and pool the pills in bowls for free consumption, based on the assumption that if enough of them have ‘borrowed’ enough of the right prescription drugs from the family medicine cabinets, some sort of desirable neuropharmacologic effect will ensue

pharming

use of genetically manipulated farm animals, for example sheep and goats, and crop plants in order to produce large quantities of expensive human proteins of pharmaceutical value.
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