Pharmaceutical chemistry, that department of chemistry which ascertains or regulates the composition of medicinal substances.

(Phar`ma*ceu"tics) n. The science of preparing medicines.

(Phar`ma*ceu"tist) n. One skilled in pharmacy; a druggist. See the Note under Apothecary.

(Phar"ma*cist) n. One skilled in pharmacy; a pharmaceutist; a druggist.

(Phar`ma*co*dy*nam"ics) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon medicine + E. dynamics.] That branch of pharmacology which considers the mode of action, and the effects, of medicines. Dunglison.

(Phar`ma*cog*no"sis) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon a drug + gnw^sis a knowing.] That branch of pharmacology which treats of unprepared medicines or simples; — called also pharmacography, and pharmacomathy.

(Phar`ma*cog"no*sy) n. Pharmacognosis.

(Phar`ma*cog"ra*phy) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon a drug + -graphy.] See Pharmacognosis.

(Phar*mac"o*lite) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon drug, poisonous drug + -lite: cf. F. pharmacolithe.] (Min.) A hydrous arsenate of lime, usually occurring in silky fibers of a white or grayish color.

(Phar`ma*col"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. pharmacologiste.] One skilled in pharmacology.

(Phar`ma*col"o*gy) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon drug + -logy: cf. F. pharmacologie.]

1. Knowledge of drugs or medicines; the art of preparing medicines.

2. A treatise on the art of preparing medicines.

(Phar`ma*com"a*thy) n. [Gr. fa`rmakon a drug + manqa`nein to learn.] See Pharmacognosis.

(Phar"ma*con) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fa`rmakon.] A medicine or drug; also, a poison. Dunglison.

(Phar`ma*co*pœ"ia) n. [NL., from Gr. farmakopoii:`a the preparation of medicines; fa`rmakon medicine + poiei^n to make.]

1. A book or treatise describing the drugs, preparations, etc., used in medicine; especially, one that is issued by official authority and considered as an authoritative standard.

2. A chemical laboratory. [Obs.] Dunglison.

(Phar`ma*cop"o*list) n. [L. pharmacopola, Gr. farmakopw`lhs; fa`rmakon medicine + pwlei^n to sell.] One who sells medicines; an apothecary.

(Phar"i*see) n. [L. Pharisaeus, Gr. Farisai^os, from Heb. parash to separate.] One of a sect or party among the Jews, noted for a strict and formal observance of rites and ceremonies and of the traditions of the elders, and whose pretensions to superior sanctity led them to separate themselves from the other Jews.

(Phar"i*see*ism) n. See Pharisaism.

(Phar`ma*ceu"tic) Pharmaceutical
(Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al) a. [L. pharmaceuticus, Gr. farmakeytiko`s, fr. farmakey`ein: cf. F. pharmaceutique. See Pharmacy.] Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations.Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al*ly, adv.

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