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Pronunciation: ga-len'i-kalz


  1. Herbs and other vegetable drugs, as distinguished from the mineral or chemical remedies.
  2. Crude drugs and the tinctures, decoctions, and other preparations made from them, as distinguished from the alkaloids and other active principles.
  3. Remedies prepared according to an official formula.

[Claudius Galen]

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