medicinal drug

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Noun1.medicinal drug - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of diseasemedicinal drug - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
acyclovir, Zovirax - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
alendronate, Fosamax - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, Zyloprim - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, Inocor - a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitor - a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug - a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug - a drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drug - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug - a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, spasmolytic - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
APC - a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
astringent, astringent drug, styptic - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktail - an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, Imuran - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
Atromid-S, clofibrate - a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix - a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
cold medicine - medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
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In 1994, the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) legalized the use of compounded drugs and established the conditions under which they can be prescribed.
Considering marijuana as a medicinal drug is equivalent to condoning wrongdoings." Buhay Rep.
The European Commission has granted Orphan Medicinal Drug Designation for IntraBio's lead compound series (IB1000s) for the treatment Niemann-Pick disease Type A, B and C.
Data regarding deaths due to medicinal drug poisoning in the state comes from the SIM/SUS (Unified Healthcare System Mortality Data System) for 1996-2012.
Consequently, this present study utilized the thermistor equipment that has the advantage of detecting the body temperature for 24 hours following medicinal drug administration.
As with the food and medicinal drug scandals of recent years, this Captagon story is indicative of the endemic levels of corruption at play in Lebanon.
DLSHSI is proud to have received the grant which is an affirmation that the institute is among the leading centers in the country when it comes to medicinal drug research.
Bringing a new natural medicinal drug product to market is a time consuming, expensive affair that requires a full Common Technical Document (CTD) to be submitted, complete with clinical and pre-clinical trials, toxicology studies, and safety studies, all in accordance with GLP (good laboratory practices), GCP (good clinical practices), and GMP (good manufacturing practices) regulations.
Scientists have examined and are continuing to study multiple potential explanations, including the changing reproductive patterns of modern women, dietary factors (especially dietary fats), reduced physical activity patterns, medicinal drug use, and toxic aspects of the physical environment (Stewart and Kleihues 2003).
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Ethical Criteria for Medicinal Drug Promotion are a set of guidelines on drug promotion which aim to keep drug promotion in line with national health policies.
For decades, the debate over marijuana's role as a medicinal drug has waxed and waned.

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