Dispensatory

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Dispensatory

a work originally intended as a commentary on the pharmacopeia, but now more of a supplement to that work, which contains an account of the sources, mode of preparation, physiologic action, and therapeutic uses of most of the agents, official and nonofficial; used in the treatment of disease.

Origin: L. Dispensator, a manager, steward; see dispensary