Galenic formulation deals with the principles of preparing and compounding medicines in order to optimize their absorption. Galenic formulation is named after Claudius Galen, a 2nd Century AD Greek physician, who codified the preparation of drugs using multiple ingredients.
Today, galenic formulation is part of pharmaceutical formulation. The pharmaceutical formulation of a medicine has an impact on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and safety profile of a drug.
- Formulation science
- Pharmaceutical formulation
- Medicinal chemistry
- Pesticide formulation
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