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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.

a·poth·e·car·y

(ă-poth'ĕ-kār-ē),
Obsolescent term for pharmacist or druggist.
[G. apothēkē, a barn, storehouse, fr. apo, from, + thēkē, a box]

apothecary

/apoth·e·cary/ (ah-poth´ĕ-kar″e) pharmacist.

apothecary

(ə-pŏth′ĭ-kĕr′ē)
n. pl. apothecar·ies
1. One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist.
2. See pharmacy.

apothecary

[əpoth′əker′ē]
Etymology: Gk, apotheke, store

apothecary

A long-obsolete term for:
(1) Pharmacist, chemist (British), druggist;
(2) Pharmacy, chemist (place).

apothecary

An old-fashioned term for a pharmaceutical chemist. Apothecaries used to prepare their own medicines but this practice has now largely died out.

apothecary,

n precursor to the present-day pharmacy.

apothecary

a pharmacist; a person who compounds and dispenses drugs.
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He tried to reason himself out of fears, which the different judgment of the apothecary seemed to render absurd; but the many hours of each day in which he was left entirely alone, were but too favourable for the admission of every melancholy idea, and he could not expel from his mind the persuasion that he should see Marianne no more.
It was then about twelve o'clock, and she returned to her sister's apartment to wait for the arrival of the apothecary, and to watch by her the rest of the night.
The apothecary from Poitiers kept the marquis along through the day, and we waited for the other doctor from Paris, who, as I told you, had been staying at Fleurieres.
Ay; but my sober imagination does not often play such tricks," said Baglioni; "and, were I to fancy any kind of odor, it would be that of some vile apothecary drug, wherewith my fingers are likely enough to be imbued.
It was an afternoon of distress, and Anne had every thing to do at once; the apothecary to send for, the father to have pursued and informed, the mother to support and keep from hysterics, the servants to control, the youngest child to banish, and the poor suffering one to attend and soothe; besides sending, as soon as she recollected it, proper notice to the other house, which brought her an accession rather of frightened, enquiring companions, than of very useful assistants.
Her brother's return was the first comfort; he could take best care of his wife; and the second blessing was the arrival of the apothecary.
I learned from an old apothecary in the village that there was a bald man in evening dress, giving the name of Green, who came to him one night to have a three-cornered cut on his forehead plastered.
Had Juliet so seen her love tokens dishonoured the sooner would she have sought the lethean herbs of the good apothecary.
But he was always exceedingly communicative in a man's party, and has told this delightful tale many scores of times to his apothecary, Dr.
They put it into a bed and rubbed it, and Daniel went to the town for an apothecary, but life was quite gone.
On being excluded, the old ladies changed their tone, and cried through the keyhole that old Sally was drunk; which, indeed, was not unlikely; since, in addition to a moderate dose of opium prescribed by the apothecary, she was labouring under the effects of a final taste of gin-and-water which had been privily administered, in the openness of their hearts, by the worthy old ladies themselves.
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