galenicals


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galenicals

 [gah-len´ĭ-kals] (galenics [gah-len´iks]) medicines prepared according to the formulas of galen. The term is now used to denote standard preparations containing one or several organic ingredients, as contrasted with pure chemical substances.

ga·len·i·cals

(gā-len'i-kălz),
1. Herbs and other vegetable drugs, as distinguished from the mineral or chemical remedies.
2. Crude drugs and the tinctures, decoctions, and other preparations made from them, as distinguished from the alkaloids and other active principles.
3. Remedies prepared according to an official formula.
[Claudius Galen]

galenicals

/ga·len·i·cals/ (gah-len´ĭ-k'lz) medicines prepared according to Galen's formulas; now used to denote standard preparations containing one or several organic ingredients, as contrasted with pure chemical substances.

ga·len·i·cals

(gā-len'i-kălz)
1. Herbs and other vegetable drugs, as distinguished from the mineral or chemical remedies.
2. Crude drugs and the tinctures, decoctions, and other preparations made from them, as distinguished from the alkaloids and other active principles.
3. Remedies prepared according to an official formula.

ga·len·i·cals

(gā-len'i-kălz)
1. Herbs and other vegetable drugs.
2. Crude drugs and the tinctures, decoctions, and other preparations made from them.
3. Remedies prepared according to an official formula.

galenicals, galenics

medicines prepared according to the formulae of Galen. The term is now used to denote standard preparations containing one or several organic ingredients, as contrasted with pure chemical substances.