drug


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to drug: drug abuse, drugstore

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
References in periodicals archive ?
The claims about how well the Veterans Administration negotiates for lower drug prices don't hold up either, when one looks at the complete picture.
According to the Drug Trend Report, plans that implement an exclusive pharmacy network save on average 10% more than those that do not.
Data come from research conducted as part of a project to develop technical assistance materials (Ellickson, Watkins, Vaiana, & Hiromoto, 2005) for Project ALERT, a drug education and prevention curriculum that has been nationally recognized as an exemplary school-based drug education program (BEST Foundation for a Drug Free Tomorrow, 2005).
As vice president of Drug Testing Services at Aurico Reports, Wayne Hovland runs into the same problem every time his drug screening company contacts institutions of higher education.
In the third global drug resistance surveillance report, the median prevalence of multidrug resistance was 7.
Another reason is that abusers may mistakenly believe that prescription drugs, because they come from a pharmacy and not a drug dealer, are safer to take, even at high doses or without a prescription.
Condition branding was soon being used by other drug makers to sell everything from high-cholesterol medications to Viagra.
Also included in Tier A of the EMEA protocol is the long-term testing of fish, Daphnia (water fleas), and algae to assess the predicted "no effect" concentration (PNEC) of the new drug for each of these species.
Six months ago, a cholesterol-lowering drug called Mevacor was set to be reclassified as an over-the-counter medicine, a move that would have made the drug physically and financially available to people like Alston.
Ritonavir has a potent effect on the cytochrome p450 3A4 enzymes in the liver such that when it is combined with another protease inhibitor (or any drug that is metabolized or affected by this enzyme), drug levels of the other drug are dramatically increased and the resultant lowered metabolism causes the other drug to stay in the body for a longer period.
The inexpensive drug nevirapine can rapidly cut the concentration of active HIV particles in the mother and, if given promptly to the newborn, may prevent any virus that slips in from taking hold.