- a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information.
- a stock of drugs.
Origin of pharmacopoeia
Examples from the Web for pharmacopeia
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It was placed in the Pharmacopeia under the name acetphenetidin.
The inclusion of these salts in the Pharmacopeia is regrettable.
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It must be borne in mind that any pharmacopeia must rest upon the basis of practical experiment and experience.
Not one of these drugs has been deemed worthy of mention in the Pharmacopeia.
sometimes US pharmacopeia
- an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc
Word Origin and History for pharmacopeia
also pharmacopoeia, "official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation," 1620s, from medical Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia "preparation of drugs," from pharmakon "drug" (see pharmacy) + poiein "to make" (see poet). First used as a book title by Anutius Foesius (1528-1595) of Basel. Related: Pharmacopeial.
- A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
- A collection or stock of drugs.