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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 legal regulation of 'recreational' psychoactive drugs strives to protect the young and vulnerable by controlling their availability, and to educate the public about their potential harms.
She is not taking psychoactive drugs currently, such as "lorazepam tablets and flupentixol and melitracen tablets".
For better intervention work geared towards ketamine abusers, we need to know the social, demographic, and psychological factors that may be associated with their continuation or discontinuation of psychoactive drug use.
Of note, the 13 retained factors still comprised the variables "use of oxygen therapy in the ED", "unknown current medications," and "use of psychoactive drugs" Our model performed better than the 5 previously published predictive scores [12, 21-24] (P < 0.0001 for all 5 comparisons) (Table 5).
BARCELONA -- Neuropsychophar-macologists want to change the way you describe psychoactive drugs.
Other psychoactive drugs on the rise include the stimulant khat and the drugs Kemadrin and Artane, which are meant to help stop the shakes in Parkinson's patients.
Smith, M.D., the Journal of Psychedelic Drugs, which began as a house organ for the Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic of San Francisco, found its geographical locus rapidly expanding as the use of psychedelics and other psychoactive drugs (especially LSD and marijuana) spread throughout the nation and around the world.
He covers addiction and its etiology; common psychoactive drugs and their effects (from alcohol to amphetamines to opioids); the management of addiction, including assessment, motivational interviewing, and the classification format of pathologies; theories of treatment (psychotherapy, support groups, and special focus programs); the impact and treatment of addiction, with discussion of family, culture, the socio-cultural influence of alcohol, women, older adults, mental illness, sexual minorities, diseases, and other aspects; medication therapy; and crisis intervention.
The use of psychoactive drugs in animals and in ancient cultures is also presented.
They also warned about the dangers of psychoactive drugs, or "legal highs".
His chapters, each in turn, address mental states that resemble spiritual experiences, as well as various means used to attain spiritual experiences: hypnosis, meditation, mental illness, genetics, psychoactive drugs, sex, near-death and out-of-body experiences, hunger, and sleep deprivation.
Her two-part essay discusses the history of psychiatry, its relationship to the pharmaceutical industry, and the flawed rationale underlying the use of psychoactive drugs. Angell, former editor of the New England journal of Medicine, has long criticized the quality and clinical validity of medical research, particularly pharmaceutical studies.

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