Nutraceutical vs Pharmaceutical - What's the difference?

nutraceutical | pharmaceutical |


As nouns the difference between nutraceutical and pharmaceutical

is that nutraceutical is a nutrient or food believed to have curative properties a food used as a drug while pharmaceutical is (medicine) a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.

As an adjective pharmaceutical is

(medicine) of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

nutraceutical

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Alternative forms

* neutraceutical

Noun

(en noun)
  • A nutrient or food believed to have curative properties. A food used as a drug.
  • pharmaceutical

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (medicine) Of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
  • Derived terms

    * pharmaceutical chemistry * pharmaceutical industry * pharmaceutical sciences

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.
  • Synonyms
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