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pharmaceutical

 [fahr″mah-soo´tĭ-k'l]
1. pertaining to pharmacy or drugs.
2. a medicinal drug.

phar·ma·ceu·tic

, pharmaceutical (far'mă-sū'tik, sū'ti-kăl),
Relating to pharmacy or to pharmaceutics.
Synonym(s): pharmacal
[G. pharmakeutikos, relating to drugs]

pharmaceutical

/phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal/ (-soo´tĭ-k'l)
1. pertaining to pharmacy or drugs.
2. a medicinal drug.

pharmaceutical

(fär′mə-so͞o′tĭ-kəl) also

pharmaceutic

(-tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.

phar′ma·ceu′ti·cal·ly adv.

phar·ma·ceu·tic

, pharmaceutical (fahrmă-sūtik, -ăl)
Relating to pharmacy or to pharmaceutics.
[G. pharmakeutikos, relating to drugs]

pharmaceutical

1. Any DRUG intended for medicinal use.
2. Pertaining to medicinal drugs or to the preparation and use of drugs (pharmaceutics).

Pharmaceutical

Pertaining to drugs.

phar·ma·ceu·tic

, pharmaceutical (fahrmă-sūtik, -ăl)
Relating to pharmacy or pharmaceutics.
[G. pharmakeutikos, relating to drugs]

pharmaceutical

1. pertaining to pharmacy or drugs.
2. a medicinal drug.

pharmaceutical incompatibility
substances that react chemically with each other, e.g. acids and alkalis, and cannot both be included in the same formulation.
pharmaceutical industry
the manufacturers of pharmaceuticals. Also one of the biggest research contributors to human and veterinary medicine. This includes basic research into chemotherapy but includes also the otherwise neglected fields of formulations, packaging, dosing regimens and dispensing information. The industry also has access to the biggest database relating to chemicals and their uses.
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