Galenic Ga*len"ic, Galenical Ga*len"ic*al, a. [From Galen, the physician.] Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating diseases. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Galenic pharmacy}, that branch of pharmacy which relates to the preparation of medicines by infusion, decoction, etc., as distinguished from those which are chemically prepared. [1913 Webster]

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  • galenical — [gə len′i kəl] n. [after GALEN] a medicine prepared from plants, according to a fixed recipe, as opposed to drugs of known chemical composition …   English World dictionary

  • galenical — gāˈlenə̇kəl, gəˈ , nēk noun ( s) Etymology: galenical (I) (adjective) : a standard medicinal preparation (as extract, tincture) containing usually one or more active constituents of a plant and made by a process that leaves the inert and other… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galenical — Galenic Ga*len ic, Galenical Ga*len ic*al, a. Pertaining to, or containing, galena …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • galenical — noun Etymology: Galen + 1 ic + 1 al Date: 1768 a medicine prepared by extracting one or more active constituents of a plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Galenical — adjective see Galen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • galenical — /gay len i keuhl, geuh /, n. 1. an herb or other vegetable drug, distinguished from a mineral or chemical drug. 2. a crude drug, tincture, or decoction, distinguished from a preparation that has been refined. adj. 3. galenic. 4. (cap.) Galenic… …   Universalium

  • Galenical — noun A vegetable or herbal remedy as prescribed by ; a simple cure. See Also: Galenically …   Wiktionary

  • galenical — adjective a) a medicinal preparation concocted mostly out of herbs or vegetable matter, after Galen, the Greek physician and writer of the second century. b) galenic …   Wiktionary

  • galenical — ga·len·i·cal gə len i kəl n a standard medicinal preparation (as an extract or tincture) containing usu. one or more active constituents of a plant and made by a process that leaves the inert and other undesirable constituents of the plant… …   Medical dictionary

  • Galenical — adj. pertaining to Galen or his theories …   English contemporary dictionary

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