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Atención farmacéutica

Pharmaceutical care
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Direct involvement of the pharmacist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of a therapeutic drug plan to produce specific therapeutic outcomes.
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Farmacéutico

Pharmacist
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A healthcare professional expert on drug therapy, who optimizes medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes.
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Farmacia

Pharmacy
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It is a health science that aims to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs.
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Farmacia clínica

Clinical pharmacy
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Pharmacy practice philosophy that has shifted the focus of pharmacists from drug products themselves to the safe and optimally effective use of drug products in patients.
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Farmacia comunitaria

Community pharmacy
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A community based pharmacy where the pharmacist does compounding, dispensing and documentation of prescriptions, in addition to patient counseling and sometimes consultations with doctors.
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Farmacia de hospital

Hospital pharmacy
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The department of the hospital to manage the procurement, storage, preservation, compounding, preparation, distribution or dispensing of medicines in the hospital.
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Fármaco

Drug
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A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease, as a component of a medication; medicine.
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Laboratorio Farmacéutico

Pharmaceutical company
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A commercial business whose focus is to research, develop, market and distribute drugs; drug company.
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Medicamento

Medication
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A drug or other form of medicine that is used to treat or prevent disease; medicament.
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Medicamento huérfano

Orphan drug
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A drug developed to specifically treat a rare medical condition.
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Medicamento sin receta

Over-the-counter medication
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A medicine sold directly to a consumer that does not require a prescription. Over-the-counter drugs are generally recognized as safe and effective. They are often used for self-medication; non-prescription drug.
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Prescripción

Prescription
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A physician's order for the preparation and administration of a drug or device for a patient.
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Técnico de farmacia

Pharmacy technician
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An individual who has been adequately trained to prepare and dispense pharmaceuticals under the direct supervision of a licensed pharmacist.
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