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Pharmacist vs. Apothecary

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Pharmacistnoun

(pharmacy) A professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or retail pharmacy.

Apothecarynoun

(dated) A person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines.

Pharmacistnoun

One who studies pharmacy.

Apothecarynoun

A drugstore or pharmacy.

Pharmacistnoun

One skilled in pharmacy; a pharmaceutist; a druggist.

Apothecarynoun

One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes.

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Pharmacistnoun

a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

Apothecarynoun

a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

Pharmacistnoun

a person who is professionally qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs.

Apothecarynoun

a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.

Pharmacist

A pharmacist, also known as a chemist (Commonwealth English) or a druggist (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), is a health professional who knows the composition, properties, interactions and proper use of medications. The pharmacist provides pharmaceutical information and clinical advice to the public, as well as primary health care and First Aid services to patients.

Apothecary

Apothecary () is one term for a medical professional who formulates and dispenses materia medica (medicine) to physicians, surgeons, and patients. The modern chemist (also known as a pharmacist in American English) has taken over this role.

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