pharmacognosy[fär′mə käg′nə sē]
the science that deals with medicinal products of plant, animal, or mineral origin in their crude or unprepared state
Origin of pharmacognosy; from Classical Greek pharmakon, drug + -gnōsia ; from gnōsis, knowledge: see gnosis
The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state and with medicinal herbs or other plants.
Origin of pharmacognosypharmaco– + Greek gnōsis, knowledge; see gnosis.
- 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.
- The branch of pharmacology dealing with recognizing the natural substances that have medicinal uses.