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Kanji in this term
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薬局 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 藥局, hiragana やっきょく, romaji yakkyoku)

  1. drugstore (no prescription required: over-the-counter medicines only)
  2. pharmacy (prescription required)

Usage notesEdit

The term 薬局 can be ambiguous as to whether a doctor's prescription is required, much as the English term drugstore. When referring specifically to a store from which prescription medicines are bought, use the term 調剤薬局 (ちょうざいやっきょく, chōzai yakkyoku).


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