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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.
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.