This infographic sample shows pharmacy symbols and medicine pictograms.
"A symbol is a mark, sign, or word that indicates, signifies, or is understood as representing an idea, object, or relationship. Symbols allow people to go beyond what is known or seen by creating linkages between otherwise very different concepts and experiences. All communication (and data processing) is achieved through the use of symbols. Symbols take the form of words, sounds, gestures, ideas or visual images and are used to convey other ideas and beliefs." [Symbol. Wikipedia]
"A pictogram, also called a pictogramme, pictograph, or simply picto, and in computer usage an icon, is an ideogram that conveys its meaning through its pictorial resemblance to a physical object." [Pictogram. Wikipedia]
The healthcare infographic example "Pharmacy symbols" was designed using ConceptDraw PRO software extended with Pharmacy Illustrations solution from Health area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.