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Meaning of farmacognosia

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From Greek phármakon, drug, drug, poison and gnosis, knowledge. A term introduced by the German physician Aenotheus Seydler in 1815 that defines it as the branch of pharmacology that studies drugs and medicinal substances of natural origin with beneficial or non-beneficial properties, come from animals, plants, fungi or bacteria.


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Alfredo Edgardo Alvarez Ahumada

pharmacognosy: is the science that treats of the analysis of them drugs and their components healing, or therapeutic and its origins.


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