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pharmacy

 [fahr´mah-se]
1. the branch of the health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs.
2. a place where drugs are compounded or dispensed.

phar·ma·cy

(far'mă-sē),
1. The practice of preparing and dispensing drugs. Synonym(s): pharmaceutics (1)
2. A drugstore.
[G. pharmakon, drug]

pharmacy

/phar·ma·cy/ (fahr´mah-se)
1. the branch of the health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing, and proper utilization of drugs.
2. a place where drugs are compounded or dispensed.

pharmacy

(fär′mə-sē)
n. pl. pharma·cies
1. The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
2. A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.

pharmacy (phar)

[fär′məsē]
Etymology: Gk, pharmakon
1 the study of preparing and dispensing drugs.
2 a place for preparing and dispensing drugs.

pharmacy

Pharmacology An establishment or institution in which the practice of pharmacy is conducted; drugs, medicines or medicinal chemicals are dispensed or offered for sale, or a sign is displayed bearing the word or words 'pharmacist,' 'pharmacy,' 'apothecary,' 'drugstore,' 'druggist,' 'medicine store,' 'drug sundries,' 'prescriptions filled,' or similar words intended to indicate that the practice of pharmacy is being conducted. See Internet pharmacy, Pharmacist, Polypharmacy.

phar·ma·cy

(fahr'mă-sē)
1. The practice of preparing and dispensing drugs and the delivery of pharmaceutic care.
Synonym(s): pharmaceutics (1) .
2. A facility licensed to dispense medications to the public.
[G. pharmakon, drug]

pharmacy

1. The process of preparing, compounding and dispensing drugs, usually to the prescription of a doctor.
2. A place where these activities are performed.

pharmacy,

n 1. place from which prescription medications are prepared and dispensed by a pharmacist.
2. the study of the preparation and dis-pensing of medications.

phar·ma·cy

(fahr'mă-sē)
1. Practice of preparing and dispensing drugs.
2. A drugstore.
[G. pharmakon, drug]

pharmacy (fär´məsē),

n 1. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs.
n 2. place where drugs are dispensed.

pharmacy

1. the branch of the health sciences dealing with the preparation, dispensing and proper utilization of drugs.
2. a place where drugs are compounded or dispensed.
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