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pharmacist

 [fahr´mah-sist]
a person licensed to prepare, compound, and dispense drugs upon written order (prescription) from a licensed practitioner such as a physician, dentist, or advanced practice nurse. A pharmacist is a health care professional who cooperates with, consults with, and sometimes advises the licensed practitioner concerning drugs.

For a licensed pharmacist, five years of education is a minimum, and some curricula require six years. This gives the pharmacist advanced knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of drugs and their available dosage forms, and he or she is thus qualified to play a key role in supplying information about drugs (both prescription and over-the-counter) to patients—those to whom such information is most important. Since the pharmacist may be the last health care professional to communicate with the patient or a significant other before the medication is taken, he or she is therefore in an ideal position to discuss the drug with those concerned. The discussion may include any side effects associated with the drug, its stability under various conditions, its toxicity, its dosage, and its route of administration, all of which may be reassuring to the patient and be of benefit in helping insure patient compliance with the drug regimen.

phar·ma·cist

(far'mă-sist),
One who is licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and compounds and is knowledgeable concerning their properties.
Synonym(s): pharmaceutist
[G. pharmakon, a drug]

pharmacist

/phar·ma·cist/ (fahr´mah-sist) one who is licensed to prepare and sell or dispense drugs and compounds, and to make up prescriptions.

pharmacist

(fär′mə-sĭst)
n.
A person trained in pharmacy and licensed to practice.

pharmacist

[fär′məsist]
Etymology: Gk, pharmakon, drug
a person prepared to formulate, dispense, and provide clinical information on drugs or medications to health professionals and patients, through completion of a university program in pharmacy of at least 4 years' duration and passing state and federal licensure exams.

pharmacist

A specialist health professional in the UK who makes, dispenses and sells medicines. Pharmacists in the UK typically work in a pharmacy retail outlet, which may be located near multiple GP practices.

Education
Four-year pharmacy course leading to a MPharm degree, followed by a one-year preregistration period in a pharmacy setting

Basis of UK pharmacy practice
Pharmaceutical chemistry
Origin and chemistry of man-made and natural drugs, isolation of drug compounds and their physical and chemical properties, and methods of analysis of biological activity of the drug.

Pharmaceutics
Preparation of medicines, including formulating drugs into dosage, quality control in industrial production and more traditional small-scale skills of medicine preparation.

Pharmacology
Actions and uses of drugs and medicines, especially as related to human physiology and biochemistry.
 
Pharmacy practice
Counselling, dispensing and ethical aspects of pharmacy, and relations with health professionals and aspects of health promotion.

pharmacist

Chemist–British Pharmacology A person qualified by a graduate degree in pharmacy, and licensed by a state to prepare, dispense, sell and control certain drugs Title RPh–registered pharmacist; a person holding a license in a particular jurisdiction to practice pharmacy. See Pharmacy, Practice of pharmacy. Cf Pharmacologist.

phar·ma·cist

(fahr'mă-sist)
One who is licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and compounds and is knowledgeable concerning their properties.
[G. pharmakon, a drug]

pharmacist,

n person trained and licensed to dispense, formulate, and educate about medications.

phar·ma·cist

(fahr'mă-sist)
One who is licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and compounds.
[G. pharmakon, a drug]

pharmacist,

n a person prepared to formulate and dispense drugs or medications through completion of an accredited university program in pharmacy. Licensure is required upon completion of the program and prior to serving the public as a pharma-cist.

pharmacist

an individual who is licensed to prepare, compound and dispense drugs upon written order (prescription) from a licensed veterinary, medical or dental practitioner. A pharmacist is a health care professional who cooperates and consults with and sometimes advises the licensed practitioner concerning drugs.
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