Officinal

Officinal is a term applied in medicine to drugs, plants and herbs, which are sold in a chemist or druggist shop, and to medical preparations of such drugs, et cetera, as are made in accordance with the prescriptions authorized by a pharmacopoeia. Not to be confused with the word `official`. The classical Latin officina meant a workshop, manufac.....
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Officinal

• (a.) Used in a shop, or belonging to it. • (a.) Kept in stock by apothecaries; -- said of such drugs and medicines as may be obtained without special preparation or compounding; not magistral.
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officinal

1. Used in a shop, or belonging to it. ... 2. <pharmacology> Kept in stock by apothecaries; said of such drugs and medicines as may be obtained without special preparation or compounding; not magistral. ... This term is often interchanged with official, but in strict use officinal drugs are not necessarily official. See Official. ... Origin: ...
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Officinal

Of·fic'i·nal adjective [ French, from Latin officina a workshop, contr.fr. opificina , from opifex a workman; opus work + facere to make or do.] 1. Used in a shop, or belonging to it. [ Obsolete or R.] Johnson. 2. (Pharm.) Kept in s...
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officinal

belonging to or used in a shop
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officinal

Type: Term Pronunciation: ŏ-fis′i-năl Definitions: 1. Denoting a chemical or pharmaceutical preparation kept in stock, in contrast to magistral (prepared extemporaneously according to a physician's prescription); an officinal preparation is often, although not necessarily, official.
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