a drug that is used to reduce or remove physical pain:The body produces chemicals that are natural painkillers.
a measured amount of something such as medicine:a high/low dosea dose of penicillinThe label says to take one dose three times a day.20 or 30 of these pills would be a lethal dose (= enough to killyou).
a drug used to calm a person or animal or to make them sleep
An anti-inflammatory drug is one that is used to reduce painand swelling:
a substance, such as a drug, that makes the mind or bodymore active:Caffeine, which is found in coffee and tea, is a mild stimulant.
a type of drug that is used to treat medical conditions causedby an extreme reaction to particular substances:Antihistamine is often used to treat hay fever and insect bites.
a medicine or chemical that can destroy harmful bacteria in the body or limit their growth:I'm taking antibiotics for a throat infection.
a substance that makes it easier for the waste from someone's bowels to come out
a small, solid pill containing a drug that is put inside theanus, where it dissolves easily
a drug used to reduce feelings of sadness and worry:She's been on antidepressants ever since her husband died.
By mouth (swallowed)
PO (per os)
Intramuscularly (injected into a muscle)
Inhaled (breathed in)
Intravenously (injected into a vein)
"Per rectum" (placed into the rectum)
SC, SQ, Sub-q
"Subcutaneous" (injected under the skin)
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