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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
pharmacist
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ VERB
ask
▪ Some medicines contain corn syrup: ask your pharmacist for advice if you are concerned about avoiding all corn products. 3.
▪ Keen to work proactively, we asked eight local pharmacists what they could provide for our patients.
▪ You can ask the pharmacist for advice about the one that would be best for you.
Ask your friends. Ask your pharmacist.
▪ So, if you're tired of not sleeping, ask your pharmacist for Nytol.
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▪ Also patrons of barbers, doctors, druggists, pharmacists, and physicians.
▪ Check with your doctor or pharmacist before taking any drugs during pregnancy.
▪ In New York, my pharmacist bills Medicaid directly.
▪ The pharmacist says that packaging of the two prescriptions was similar.
▪ The chief pharmacist, for example, has no control over the number of prescriptions that come into his department.
▪ They may also be grocery cashiers, meter readers, pharmacists, apartment home managers and ministers.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Pharmacist

Pharmacist \Phar"ma*cist\, n. One skilled in pharmacy; a pharmaceutist; a druggist.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
pharmacist

1811; see pharmacy + -ist. Replaced obsolete pharmacian (1720). The Latin word was pharmacopola, the Greek pharmakopoles.

Wiktionary
pharmacist

n. 1 (context pharmacy English) A professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or retail pharmacy. 2 (context pharmacy academic English) One who studies pharmacy.

WordNet
pharmacist

n. a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs [syn: druggist, chemist, apothecary, pill pusher, pill roller]

Wikipedia
Pharmacist

Pharmacists, also known as chemists ( Commonwealth English) or druggists (North American and, archaically, Commonwealth English), are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use. A pharmacist is a member of the health care team directly involved with patient care. Pharmacists undergo university-level education to understand the biochemical mechanisms and actions of drugs, drug uses, therapeutic roles, side effects, potential drug interactions, and monitoring parameters. This is mated to anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Pharmacists interpret and communicate this specialized knowledge to patients, physicians, and other health care providers.

Among other licensing requirements, different countries require pharmacists to hold either a Bachelor of Pharmacy, Master of Pharmacy, or Doctor of Pharmacy degree.

The most common pharmacist positions are that of a community pharmacist (also referred to as a retail pharmacist, first-line pharmacist or dispensing chemist), or a hospital pharmacist, where they instruct and counsel on the proper use and adverse effects of medically prescribed drugs and medicines. In most countries, the profession is subject to professional regulation. Depending on the legal scope of practice, pharmacists may contribute to prescribing (also referred to as "pharmacist prescriber") and administering certain medications (e.g., immunizations) in some jurisdictions. Pharmacists may also practice in a variety of other settings, including industry, wholesaling, research, academia, military, and government.

Usage examples of "pharmacist".

MacDonell and Margaret Charpentier, pharmacists extraordinaire, who also have a very promising future as poisoners.

The pharmacist told me that Hidalgo del Parral had no American medics, but that one had set up a small practice in San Francisco del Oro about fifteen miles away.

We saw the realist run into the naturalist, the naturalist into the animalist, the psychologist into the sexualist, and the sudden reaction to romance, in the form of what is called the historic novel, the receipt for which can be prescribed by any competent pharmacist.

From the beginning, the leader among these drinks was an unlikely headache remedy invented in 1886 by an Atlanta pharmacist, John Styth Pemberton.

A middle-aged pharmacist by the name of John Styth Pemberton, he was a Confederate soldier who had fought in the Civil War and then set up as a pharmacist in 1869.

Chinese White was much purer and stronger than the stuff doled out by pharmacists and mail-order houses.

Since most of the early soda fountains began as one corner of the neighborhood drugstore, it was not a great coincidence that pharmacists such as Pemberton and Bradham invented soft drinks.

Gronke, the pharmacist, has a pharmacy on Neuer Markt that carries everything, corrosive, narcotic, and septic poisons.

Needless to say, they had canceled at the last minute and Norvel Float was left holding the bag with 723 pharmacists who would have no afterdinner entertainment.

Possibly the pharmacist should have been more cagey and gone along with the stunt.

  Sixteen-year-old Agatha Schulte, daughter of the chief pharmacist of Arnhem’s municipal hospital, was convinced that most of the soldiers she saw were drunk.

Conditioning powder can be made up by any pharmacist who is given the formula, but Doc was dependable, well liked by cockers, and he had also invented a salve that was a quick healer for battered cocks.

  As a pharmacist, I thought that this crampy sensation was due to a completely different cause and talked to an acquaintance.

Since his great-grandfather's humble beginnings as a storefront pharmacist in Boston, his family had built and expanded an empire on buffered aspirin and analgesics.

He was I slim, reserved midwesterner who looked like one of those movie character actors who always played the kindly pharmacist or family doctor.