pharmaceutics

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pharmaceutics (uncountable)

  1. The art and science of dispensing medical drugs.
  2. (plurale tantum) medicines, drugs, or other pharmaceutical compounds.

Usage notes[edit]

Pharmacology is the science of dispensing medical drugs, whereas pharmaceutics also encompasses the non-scientific aspects such as how to make medications more palatable, where raw materials may be obtained, etc.

Hyponyms[edit]

art and science

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