pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē \
plural pharmacies

Definition of pharmacy

1 : the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2a : a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed
b : drugstore

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Synonyms for pharmacy

Synonyms

apothecary, drugstore

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Examples of pharmacy in a Sentence

There's a pharmacy in our grocery store now. She's studying pharmacy at the university.

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To dispose of them safely, use this DEA Diversion Control Division search engine to find a certified disposal site near you (including some pharmacies). Alissa Katz, Good Housekeeping, "How to Dispose of Everything, Including Old Cell Phones, Mattresses, and Batteries," 8 Jan. 2019 Now, another company, Genomind in King of Prussia, is offering free education about its genetic test, Genecept Assay, at Sav-On pharmacies in two Philadelphia-area Acme Markets. Courtenay Harris Bond, Philly.com, "Which antidepressant is right for you? This genetic test could help," 11 July 2018 Leo’s was among pharmacies in the region being inspected by the DEA in response to the Justice Department’s focus on combating the opioid epidemic. Gary Warth, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Pharmacy pays $75K for poor opioid record-keeping," 28 June 2018 To sum it up, there have been efforts in some state legislatures to strike CBD from state medical marijuana programs and only have CBD available at pharmacies in the form of an FDA approved drug (aka Epidiolex). Andrew Joseph, STAT, "Archived chat: STAT on Marijuana-based medicine and drug development," 28 June 2018 An Arizona woman left a Peoria, Arizona, Walgreens pharmacy in tears last Wednesday after she was denied medication to induce miscarriage prescribed by her doctor following news of her unviable pregnancy. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "A Walgreens Pharmacist Refused to Fill a Woman's Prescription to Induce Miscarriage. And It Was Legal.," 25 June 2018 According to the Detroit Historical website, for years the only place a person could taste the drink was from the fountain at Vernor's pharmacy in downtown Detroit. Caroline Blackmon, Detroit Free Press, "Nearly 100-year-old bottle of Vernor's found in Detroit home," 5 June 2018 From the day care, the measles threat spread into the community: to a YMCA, to a movie theater, to Children's Mercy Hospital in Overland Park to a Mexican restaurant in Paola and a pharmacy in Mound City. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Here's where the JoCo measles outbreak started, and why health pros fear future cases," 30 Apr. 2018 Peltz purchased the building at 4001 N. Downer Ave. for $900,000 from William Quandt, who decided in January to close the pharmacy in its 100th year in business. Jeff Rumage, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Former Hayek's Pharmacy in Shorewood will be renovated," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of pharmacy

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pharmacy

Late Latin pharmacia administration of drugs, from Greek pharmakeia, from pharmakeuein to administer drugs, from pharmakon magic charm, poison, drug

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The first known use of pharmacy was in 1651

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More Definitions for pharmacy

pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē \
plural pharmacies

Kids Definition of pharmacy

: a place where medicines are prepared and sold by a pharmacist : drugstore

pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē \
plural pharmacies

Medical Definition of pharmacy

1 : the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2a : a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed a hospital pharmacy
b : drugstore

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