What does pharmacy mean?

Definitions for pharmacy
ˈfɑr mə siphar·ma·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pharmacy, pharmaceuticsnoun

    the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

  2. drugstore, apothecary's shop, chemist's, chemist's shop, pharmacynoun

    a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold

Wiktionary

  1. pharmacynoun

    A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.

  2. pharmacynoun

    The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.

  3. pharmacynoun

    The occupation of a pharmacist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pharmacynoun

    the art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist

    Etymology: [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie, pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. farmakei`a, fr. farmakey`ein to administer or use medicines, fr. fa`rmakon medicine.]

  2. Pharmacynoun

    a place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop

    Etymology: [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie, pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. farmakei`a, fr. farmakey`ein to administer or use medicines, fr. fa`rmakon medicine.]

Freebase

  1. Pharmacy

    Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes. An establishment in which pharmacy is practiced is called a pharmacy, chemist's or drugstore. In the United States and Canada, drug stores commonly sell not only medicines, but also miscellaneous items such as candy, cosmetics, and magazines, as well as light refreshments or groceries. The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. However, the original Greek roots from "Pharmakos" imply sorcery or even poison. In addition to pharma responsibilities, the pharma offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. The pharma often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. The pharmas also used many other herbs not listed. The Greek word Pharmakeia derives from Greek: φάρμακον, meaning "drug" or "medicine".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pharmacy

    fär′ma-si, n. a department of the medical art which consists in the collecting, preparing, preserving, and dispensing of medicines: the art of preparing and mixing medicines: a drug-store.—ns. Phar′macist, a druggist, one skilled in pharmacy; Pharmacognos′tics, the sum of knowledge about drugs; Pharmacog′raphy, a description of drugs; Pharmacol′ogist, one skilled in pharmacology; Pharmacol′ogy, pharmacy; Phar′macon, a drug; Pharmacop′olist, a dealer in drugs. [Fr. pharmacie—L.,—Gr. pharmakon, a drug.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pharmacy

    The practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pharmacy in a Sentence

  1. Nirav Shah:

    The pharmacy supply is complementing, not competing with the state supply, we have been able to work with them to activate certain stores first and hold on other ones in areas that we didn't have any need.

  2. Meghan McCain:

    I have had to bump back scans and appointments because they were scheduled at a big hospital in the city and I didn't feel comfortable going there right now, i don't know when I will be able to shop for anything baby-related, let alone get a nursery ready. I was really worried about the pharmacy running out of prenatal vitamins. Things like that make it very difficult.

  3. Grant Woods:

    This is something that we've seen across the country from the most educated, most sophisticated patient to the least, and we're talking a matter of days not a matter of weeks or months or years. They knew—certainly should have known—that they were going to leave in their wake devastation across this country. Some believe prescription painkiller makers should have known how highly addictive their products were. (Reuters) Woods is helping Ohio sue several prescription painkiller manufacturers and is consulting with several others on their upcoming litigation against the same companies. The basis for their litigation is nearly identical to the strategy used by states against Big Tobacco in the 1990s. Both manufactured a product they allegedly knew to be highly addictive but downplayed the risk to the public. Once hooked, states bore the treatment cost of the resulting public health epidemic. INDIANA MAN KILLS DOCTOR WHO REFUSED TO PRESCRIBE WIFE OPIOIDS I think the responsibility goes to the doctors, goes to the medical rep, goes to the pharmaceutical companies, said Dr. Howard Samuels, founder of The Hills addiction treatment center in Los Angeles. Fox News spoke to several patients at Samuels’ in-patient facility. All of them told a similar story of receiving a painkiller prescription from their physician for anywhere from 60 to 120 pills of powerful opioids like Oxycontin, Vicodin or Norco. The cause of their pain ranged from an auto accident to a broken ankle. My back – I crushed the bottom three vertebrae, then they prescribed me Oxycontin, said a former high school football player from Ohio. A woman from New Jersey added, I was getting 120 oxy a month. When I told him my pain persisted after a few hours, he upped by dosage. Another patient started on Vicodin, but got so addicted he would buy any type of opioid he could find. The White House Office for National Drug Control Policy says 80 percent of heroin users today started their addiction when doctors prescribed pain killers. (Reuters) A doctor is the best drug dealer you can ever get, said the native Angeleno. Once he knew I had the cash I could get anything. My first prescription was $300, and about $150 a week after that. And when one pharmacy started to get suspicious, he told me where to go. TRUMP'S OPIOID COMMISSION CAN HELP KEEP DEADLY DRUGS OUT OF AMERICA While there is plenty of blame to go around, the 25 lawsuits already filed share similar allegations: - Deceptive ads suggesting opioids were effective treating chronic pain like back injuries; - marketing that downplayed the risk of addiction; - undisclosed use of paid doctors to promote the benefits of opioids - use of front groups to.

  4. Filitsa Galani:

    The suppliers have started imposing quotas on the size of orders we can make today, so they don't run out of medicines if pharmacy owners decide to stock up.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Everyone involved in the broken system - the drugmakers, insurance companies, distributors, pharmacy benefit managers, and many others - contribute to the problem.

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