Deno, Richard A. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Last reviewed:November 2020
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The scientific discipline or practice concerned with the discovery, development, production, and distribution of drugs. Pharmacy is the science dealing with the preparation and dispensing of medicinal or therapeutic drugs (see illustration). In this context, drugs are substances (other than devices) used to diagnose, prevent, cure, or relieve the symptoms of disease. See also: Disease; Medicine; Pharmaceutical chemistry; Pharmacology
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