AskDefine | Define pharmaceutics

Dictionary Definition

pharmaceutics n : the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines, [syn: pharmacy]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Pharmacology.
  2. In the context of "plurale tantum": medicines, drugs, or other pharmaceutical compounds.

Extensive Definition

Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with all facets of the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a medication able to be safely and effectively used by patients in the community. Pharmaceutics is the science of dosage form design. There are many chemicals with known pharmacological properties but a raw chemical is of no use to a patient. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form such as a
et cetera.

See also

pharmaceutics in Arabic: صيدلانيات
pharmaceutics in Catalan: Tecnologia farmacèutica
pharmaceutics in German: Pharmazeutische Technologie
pharmaceutics in Italian: Galenica
pharmaceutics in Malay (macrolanguage): Farmaseutik
pharmaceutics in Dutch: Galeniek
pharmaceutics in Japanese: 薬剤学
pharmaceutics in Norwegian: Galenisk farmasi
pharmaceutics in Polish: Farmaceutyka
pharmaceutics in Swedish: Galenisk farmaci
pharmaceutics in Thai: เภสัชภัณฑ์
pharmaceutics in Chinese: 药剂学
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