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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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The format the panel has in place currently describes every psychoactive drug in terms of five axes: class and relevant mechanisms; family; neurobiologic activity, neurotransmitter effects, and physiologic effects; efficacy and major side effects; and approved and licenses indications in the major countries and regions that perform drug licensing.
Throughout its forty year history, the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs has been on the leading edge of developments in the field of drug use, abuse, and treatment.
The mechanisms of the effect of individual psychoactive drugs have been elaborated.
These psychoactive drugs were used as treatment of diagnosed medical conditions.
For instance, in chapter 6, "Finding God in a Garden," Foster describes the vast array of psychoactive drugs used in both ancient and modern societies and how their effects either mimic spiritual experiences--as with the consciousness-transforming effects of LSD --or are used as aids to spiritual experience--as with peyote use in the Native American church.
When researchers discovered that psychoactive drugs affect neurochemicals, a theory arose that chemical imbalances in the brain cause mental illness.
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They met twice weekly to discuss individual needs and interventions for residents who were on psychoactive drugs or whom staff identified as having weight loss, disruptive behaviors, pressure ulcers, or falls.
He claims that for many, psychoactive drugs became not just a recreation, but an inspiration.
Healy also said, "it is not a coincidence that pharmaceutical companies consider grandparents a barrier to getting children on psychoactive drugs.
They placed alcohol fifth, in a table of twenty psychoactive drugs, based on physical reaction, addictive qualities and effect on society.
Moreover, the Report also covers promotion of education and information on the appropriate use of psychoactive drugs and impact of international control on medical availability of substances.

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