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Definition of Pharmacy, compounding

Pharmacy, compounding: A place that both makes and sells prescription medications. A compounding pharmacy can often concoct drug formulas that are specially tailored to patients (for example, liquid versions of medications that are normally available only in pill form for patients who cannot swallow pills).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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