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Pharmacy vs. Medicine

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Pharmacy

Pharmacy is the clinical health science that links medical science with chemistry and it is charged with the discovery, production, disposal, safe and effective use, and control of medications and drugs. The practice of pharmacy requires excellent knowledge of drugs, their mechanism of action, side effects, interactions, mobility and toxicity.
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Medicine

Medicine is the science and practice of caring for a patient, managing the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, palliation of their injury or disease, and promoting their health. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.
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Pharmacy

A shop or hospital dispensary where medicinal drugs are prepared or sold
The local pharmacy
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Medicine

The science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery)
He made distinguished contributions to pathology and medicine
The remarkable achievements of modern medicine
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Pharmacy

The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
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Medicine

A drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease
Your doctor will be able to prescribe medicines
Give her some medicine
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Pharmacy

A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.
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Medicine

(especially among some North American Indian peoples) a spell, charm, or fetish believed to have healing, protective, or other power
Fleur was murdering him by use of bad medicine
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Pharmacy

A place where prescription drugs are dispensed; a dispensary.
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Medicine

The science and art of diagnosing and treating disease or injury and maintaining health.
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Pharmacy

The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.
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Medicine

The branch of this science encompassing treatment by drugs, diet, exercise, and other nonsurgical means.
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Pharmacy

The occupation of a pharmacist.
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Medicine

The practice of medicine.
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Pharmacy

The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist.
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Medicine

A substance, especially a drug, used to treat the signs and symptoms of a disease, condition, or injury.
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Pharmacy

A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop.
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Medicine

Something that serves as a remedy or corrective
Medicine for rebuilding the economy.
Measures that were harsh medicine.
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Pharmacy

The art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
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Medicine

Shamanistic practices or beliefs, especially among Native Americans.
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Pharmacy

A retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
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Medicine

Something, such as a ritual practice or sacred object, believed to control natural or supernatural powers or serve as a preventive or remedy.
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Medicine

A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way; a pharmaceutical drug.
This medicine has fewer adverse effects than others in its drug class.
Using a weekly pill organizer is a good way to help remind yourself to take your medicine each day, and it also tells you whether you already took today's pills (it's not unusual to forget doing a habitual task)!
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Medicine

Any treatment or cure.
A legislative remedy might be some harsh medicine; is that cure worse than the ill?
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Medicine

(uncountable) The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.
She's studying medicine at university because she wants to be a doctor in the future.
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Medicine

(uncountable) The profession and practice of physicians, including surgeons.
The history of medicine can be discretized into eras with differing relationships between physicians and surgeons
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Medicine

The profession and practice of nonsurgical physicians as sometimes distinguished from that of surgeons.
The evolving relationship of medicine to surgery in the nineteenth century
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Medicine

(uncountable) Ritual magic used, as by a medicine man, to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, or warfare; traditional medicine.
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Medicine

Among the Native Americans, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing.
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Medicine

(obsolete) Black magic, superstition.
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Medicine

(obsolete) A philter or love potion.
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Medicine

(obsolete) A physician.
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Medicine

(slang) Recreational drugs, especially alcoholic drinks.
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Medicine

To treat with medicine.
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Medicine

The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.
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Medicine

Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic.
By medicine, life may be prolonged.
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Medicine

A philter or love potion.
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Medicine

A physician.
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Medicine

Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.
The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.
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Medicine

Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.
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Medicine

Short for Medicine man.
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Medicine

Intoxicating liquor; drink.
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Medicine

To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.
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Medicine

The branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Medicine

(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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Medicine

The learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;
He studied medicine at Harvard
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Medicine

Punishment for one's actions;
You have to face the music
Take your medicine
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Medicine

Treat medicinally, treat with medicine
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