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pharmacopeia (n.)

also pharmacopoeia, "official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation," 1620s, from medical Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia "preparation of drugs," from pharmakon "drug" (see pharmacy) + poiein "to make" (see poet). First used as a book title by Anutius Foesius (1528-1595) of Basel. Related: Pharmacopeial.

updated on January 02, 2013

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Definitions of pharmacopeia from WordNet

pharmacopeia (n.)
(pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation;
postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections
Synonyms: formulary
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