[gey-len-i-kuh l, guh-]
an herb or other vegetable drug, distinguished from a mineral or chemical drug.
a crude drug, tincture, or decoction, distinguished from a preparation that has been refined.
Origin of galenical
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Historical Examples of galenical
Stoll, amongst moderns, first revived the Galenical doctrines.
any drug prepared from plant or animal tissue, esp vegetables, rather than being chemically synthesized
denoting or belonging to this group of drugs
Word Origin for galenical
C17: after Galen
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A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
A remedy prepared according to an official formula.
Of, relating to, or being a medicinal preparation made up chiefly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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