from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state and with medicinal herbs or other plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The branch of pharmacology that studies medical substances that are extracted from natural sources, including drugs derived from plants and herbs used for medicinal purposes.
- n. The branch of pharmacology dealing with recognizing the natural substances that have medicinal uses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pharmacognosis.
- n. The study of the distribution of, methods for finding, and properties of medically useful agents in natural sources, especially plants.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as pharmacognostics.
There are at least 7.5 credit hours in a total of two Botanical Medicine courses where my field of natural products (called pharmacognosy) is at least somewhat represented.
Dr Paul Long, senior lecturer in pharmacognosy at King's College London, who is one of the authors, said: 'We were surprised at the lack of evidence to support the current oral penicillins dosing recommendations for children, as it is such a commonly used drug.
As Purdue University pharmacognosy professor Varro Tyler warns, "A product like this can get contaminated and, combined with other fungi, produce toxic products."
Thus, I owe my lifelong interest in herbal medicine to the courses I took in pharmacognosy.
Against this backdrop, I reluctantly registered for the required course in pharmacognosy, the study of drugs derived from plants.
Indeed, not long after I graduated, pharmacognosy was dropped from the list of required courses by many pharmacy schools.
Dr. Farnsworth is an expert in pharmacognosy, medical botany and related sciences.
Today, the subject matter contained in this branch of science is taught under the heading of several specialized fields, such as pharmacology, pharmacognosy, and drug analysis of various types.
Arno Viehoever, pharmacognosist in charge of the pharmacognosy laboratory of the Bureau of Chemistry, United States Department of
"We use the massive computing power available to us to find only the good fragments and link them together," said Chenglong Li, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry and pharmacognosy at Ohio State and senior author of a study detailing this work.