pharmacognosy, pharmacognosia, pharmacognosis, pharmacognostics

the branch of pharmacology that studies the composition, use, and history of drugs. — pharmacognosist, n. — pharmacognostic, adj.
See also: Drugs
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The extracts were subjected to pharmacognostics classical tests to detect the classes of metabolites present [36, 37].
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