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Unit 1

History of Pharmacy Practice

TermDefinition
Pharmacy the art and science of preparing and dispensing medication.
Apothecary Latin term for pharmacist; also used as a general term to refer to the early practice of pharmacy.
Compounding producing, mixing, or preparing a drug by combining two or more ingredients.
Pharmacopoeia a compilation or listing of pharmaceutical products that also contains their formulas and methods of preparation.
Prescription an order , by an authorized individual, for the preparation or dispensing of a medication.
Biotechnology a technique that uses living organisms to make or modify specific products.
Pharmacogenomics the study of individual genetic differences in response to drug therapy.
Panacea a cure-all ( from the Greek panakeia, same meaning )
Pharmacology the study of drugs-their properties, use, application, and effects ( the Greek pharmakon: drug, and logos: word or thought ).
Antibiotic a substance that harms or kills microorganisms like bacteria and fungi.
synthetic combing simpler chemicals into more complex compounds, creating a new chemical not found in nature
Materia Medica generally pharmacology, but also refers to the drugs in use ( from the Latin word materia, matter; and medica, medical ).
Pharmaceutics of or about drugs; also, a drug product.
Antitoxin a substance that acts against a toxin in the body; also, a vaccine containing antitoxins, used to fight disease.
Hormones chemicals produced by the body that regulate body functions and processes.
Human Genome the complete set of genetic material contained in a human cell.
Data information that is entered into and stored in a computer system.
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