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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.

drug·gist

(drŭg'ist),
Older but still common term for pharmacist.

druggist

/drug·gist/ (drug´ist) pharmacist.

druggist

(drŭg′ĭst)
n.
A pharmacist or person who sells drugs in a store.

drug·gist

(drŭg'ist)
Older but still common term for pharmacist.
See also: chemist

druggist

pharmacist.
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1) Dieter Schlesak, The Druggist of Auschwitz (John Hargraves trans.
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The early edition of the day's paper, writes Baker, included "a long account of the heroic efforts of Henry Nehf, a druggist and volunteer fireman from Terre Haute, Indiana, whose body had been found in the remains of a burned and collapsed building, his right arm over his head, as if to fend off the ceiling, and his left around the nozzle of a fire hose.
19) Jane Addams remembered neighborhood reaction in a similar fashion: "I recall an Italian druggist living on the edge of the neighborhood, who finally came with a committee of his fellow countrymen to see what Hull-House wanted on him, thoroughly convinced that no such efforts could be disinterested.
For example, a druggist who opposes the use of oral contraceptives may find it abhorrent to dispense the so-called morning-after pill--a megadose of ordinary oral contraceptives that may prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus.
This means he has to ask a visitor, a Bavarian druggist with a fondness for marble statuary whom he had invited to his villa so that he could wheedle a rare pocket watch out of him, to leave, and he directs his chauffeur to take him back into the city.
One easy way is to ask your doctor or druggist to let you read his PDR.
The narrator is George Ponderevo, son of the housekeeper on a large estate, who is apprenticed to his uncle, Edward Ponderevo, a small - town druggist.
Jamal Qamar adds from Bannu: Chemist and Druggist Association protested against the new amendment in provincial drug act and adding that it will lead to unemployed thousands of people in the province.
Duane Reade is a valued pharmacy in the neighborhood," said Meyer, noting that the druggist enjoys a highly-visible presence along Broadway with retailers such as Paragon and ABC Carpet & Home.