When you're sick and need prescription medication, it's a pharmacist who prepares it for you, answers your questions about it, and sells it to you. You can also ask your pharmacist to recommend the best over-the-counter cough drops.

If you decide to be a pharmacist, you'll need to study pharmacy, a field of science that's all about making and dispensing safe medicine that works the way it's supposed to. Pharmacists take a lot of chemistry classes to understand how drugs work, and they also study human anatomy and physiology to learn about the way people's bodies react to medicine. In some places, your pharmacist can also give you vaccinations.

Definitions of pharmacist
  1. noun
    a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
    synonyms: apothecary, chemist, druggist, pill pusher, pill roller
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    pharmaceutical chemist, pharmacologist
    someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)
    type of:
    PCP, caregiver, health care provider, health professional, primary care provider
    a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
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