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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.
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galenicals, galenics (gă-lĕn′ĭ-kăls) (-ĭks)
1. Herb and vegetable medicines.
2. Crude drugs and medicinals as distinguished from the pure active principles contained in them.
3. Medicines prepared according to an official formula.
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