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also phar·ma·co·pe·ia  (fär′mə-kə-pē′ə)
1. A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
2. A collection or stock of drugs.

[New Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiiā, preparation of drugs, from pharmakopoios, preparing drugs : pharmako-, pharmaco- + poiein, to make; see kwei- in Indo-European roots.]

phar′ma·co·poe′ial (-pē′əl) adj.
phar′ma·co·poe′ist (-pē′ĭst) n.
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Noun1.pharmacopeia - (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation; "postexposure prophylaxis is an integral part of the pharmacopeia in preventing severe disease after acute infections"
materia medica, pharmacological medicine, pharmacology - the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"


n. farmacopea, compendio de drogas, agentes químicos y medicamentos regidos por una autoridad oficial que sirve de estándar en la preparación y dispensación de productos farmacéuticos.
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