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    Default Pharmacopoeia (plural)

    Las farmacopeas recogían todos los recetarios, formularios, antidotarios y concordias que dictaban los colegios farmacéuticos

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    The Pharmacopoeia gathered all the recipe books, forms, antidot books and agreements books that the pharmaceutical schools pronounced-

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    There seem to be a lot of redundancies in the original sentence.

    A formulary and a pharmacopoeia (pharmacopeia) are similar.

    We say "formulas for compounding drugs" rather than "recipes," which pertain more to cooking food.

    An antidote is a kind of d r u g. (See note below)

    I'm not sure what "concordias" refers to here---maybe guidelines for usage?

    I don't think that phamacopeias are published by schools in the US; they are probably published and regulated by a government agency.

    Nevertheless, my attempt at a literal interpretation of the original sentence is:
    A pharmacopeia is a collection of formulas, formularies, antidotes, and guidelines that is published by pharmaceutical schools.

    I wonder if the actual intent is more like:
    A pharmacopeia is a collection of formulas for compounding drugs and guidelines for d r u g usage that is used in pharmaceutical programs.

    Note to forum monitors: The word d r u g keeps getting changed to ****. Plural (drugs) is ok for some reason.
    Last edited by mariaklec; 07-07-2010 at 04:58 PM.

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    mariaklec:

    A 'concordia' is an agreement between two parts. In the case of a ********, is a kind of vademecum with the composition of the most common drugs: a large agreement among pharmacies.

    Thank you once again.

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    What got changed to asterisks in your post?

    What translation did you settle on?

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    p h a r m a c y

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