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pharmaceutical

[‚fär·mə′süd·i·kəl]
(pharmacology)
A chemical produced industrially (medicinal drug), which is useful in preventive or therapeutic treatment of a physical, mental, or behavioral condition.
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There is much concern about what is not known: ecotoxicity data are available for less that 1% of human pharmaceuticals, according to estimates published in the April 2004 issue of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology.

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