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The act of combining parts to form a whole.
[L. compono, to put together]
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Combining pharmacologically active agents at a pharmacy; mixing or preparing a single active agent at a pharmacy for use by an individual patient.
CAUTION!Pharmacies that compound drugs are regulated by state and local boards of pharmacy, not by the FDA.
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