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Definitions of PHARMACOPEIA, PHARMACOPOEIA
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A work containing a list of accepted drugs and establishing standards for their strength and purity, together with directions for making preparations (tinctures, etc.) from them. The first edition of the U.S.P. was compiled in 1820 and it has since been revised every ten years by a committee of physicians and pharmacists. The eighth revision was made in 1900 and issued in 1905; it was made a legal standard under the provisions of the National Food and Drugs Act in January, 1907. In works on Materia Medica, the various national pharmacopeias are referred to under abbreviations, of which the following are those most frequently encountered; B.P., British Pharmacopeia; Codex, Codex medicamentarius, the French Pharmacopeia; I.C.Add. (or B.A.), the Indian and Colonial Addendum to the B.P.; P.Austr, the Austrian Pharmacopeia; P.G., the German Pharmacopeia; P.Helv., the Swiss Pharmacopeia; U.S.P., the United States Pharmacopeia.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop