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pharmacopeia

 [fahr″mah-ko-pe´ah]
an authoritative treatise on drugs and their preparations; see also usp. adj., adj pharmacopei´al.

Pharmacopeia

, Pharmacopoeia (far'mă-kō-pē'ă),
A work containing monographs of therapeutic agents, standards for their strength and purity, and their formulations. The various national pharmacopeias are referred to by abbreviations, of which the following are the most frequently encountered: USP, the Pharmacopeia of the United States of America (United States Pharmacopeia); BP, British Pharmacopoeia; Codex medicamentarius, the French Pharmacopeia; I.C. Add. (or BA), the Indian and Colonial Addendum to the BP; IP, International Pharmacopeia; Pharmacopeia Austr., the Austrian Pharmacopeia; Ph.G., the German Pharmacopeia (D.A.B.); Pharmacopeia Helv., the Swiss Pharmacopeia. The first edition of the USP was compiled in 1820 and was made a legal standard by the terms of the National Food and Drugs Act in January 1907.
[G. pharmakopoiia, fr. pharmakon, a medicine, + poieo, to make]

pharmacopoeia

also

pharmacopeia

(fär′mə-kə-pē′ə)
n.
1. A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
2. A collection or stock of drugs.

phar′ma·co·poe′ial (-pē′əl) adj.
phar′ma·co·poe′ist (-pē′ĭst) n.

pharmacopoeia

[fär′məkəpē′ə]
Etymology: Gk, pharmakon + poiein, to make
1 a compendium containing descriptions, recipes, strengths, standards of purity, and dosage forms for selected drugs.
2 the available stock of drugs in a pharmacy.
3 the total of all authorized drugs available within the jurisdiction of a given geographic or political area. Also spelled pharmacopeia. See also British Pharmacopoeia, United States Pharmacopeia.

Phar·ma·co·pe·ia

, Pharmacopoeia (fahr'mă-kō-pē'ă)
A work that describes therapeutic agents, standards for their strength and purity, and their formulations. The various national pharmacopeias are referred to by abbreviations, of which the most frequently encountered are USP, United States Pharmacopeia, and BP, British Pharmacopoeia.
[G. pharmakopoiia, fr. pharmakon, a medicine, + poieō, to make]

pharmacopoeia

A book, known as a formulary, that lists and describes the characteristics of drugs used in medicine. The major pharmacopoeias, such as the British Pharmacopoeia (BP), the Pharmaceutical Codex and the Extra Pharmacopoeia , are large volumes dealing with all important drugs and offering a semiofficial guide to pharmacists, doctors and others as to their uses and disadvantages. A revised version of The British National Formulary, an 800-page paperback book, is published every six months by the British Medical Association and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain. It is also available on the Internet.

Phar·ma·co·pe·i·a

, Pharmacopoeia (fahrmă-kō-pēă)
A work containing monographs of therapeutic agents, standards for their strength and purity, and their formulations. Various national pharmacopeias are referred to by abbreviations, of which the following are the most frequently encountered: USP, the Pharmacopeia of the United States of America (United States Pharmacopeia); BP, British Pharmacopoeia; Codex medicamentarius, French Pharmacopeia; I.C. Add. (or BA), the Indian and Colonial Addendum to the BP; IP, International Pharmacopeia; Österreichisches Arzneibuch, Austrian Pharmacopeia; Pharmacopoea Germanica, German Pharmacopeia (D.A.B.); and Pharmacopeia Helvetica, Swiss Pharmacopeia.
[G. pharmakopoiia, fr. pharmakon, a medicine, + poieo, to make]

pharmacopeia, pharmacopoeia

an authoritative treatise on drugs and their preparations. For example the European Pharmacopoeia, United States Pharmacopeia, British Pharmacopoeia, British Pharmaceutical Codex, United States Dispensatory. See also martindale.
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