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colorless volatile water-soluble liquid aldehyde used chiefly in manufacture of acetic acid and perfumes and drugs acetaldehyde , ethanal
any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection) acute brain disorder , acute organic brain syndrome
being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs) addiction , dependance , dependence , dependency , habituation
steroid hormone produced by the adrenal cortex or synthesized; administered as drugs they reduce swelling and decrease the body's immune response adrenal cortical steroid , corticoid , corticosteroid
loss of hair (especially on the head) or loss of wool or feathers; in humans it can result from heredity or hormonal imbalance or certain diseases or drugs and treatments (chemotherapy for cancer) alopecia
any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder alpha-adrenergic blocker , alpha-adrenergic blocking agent , alpha-blocker , alpha blocker
practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture alternative medicine
law forbidding the sale or use of narcotic drugs anti-drug law
class of drugs that block the action of tumor necrosis factor (TNF); used in cases of rheumatoid arthritis because TNF instigates inflammation of the joints anti-TNF compound
any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects antidepressant , antidepressant drug
any of several drugs that control or kill neoplastic cells; used in chemotherapy to kill cancer cells; all have unpleasant side effects that may include nausea and vomiting and hair loss and suppression of bone marrow function antineoplastic , antineoplastic drug , cancer drug
chiefly tropical trees or shrubs or herbs having milky juice and often showy flowers; many are sources of drugs Apocynaceae , dogbane family , family Apocynaceae
health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs apothecary , chemist , druggist , pharmacist , pill pusher , pill roller
white crystalline acid derived from pyrimidine; used in preparing barbiturate drugs barbituric acid , malonylurea
United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop) beat generation , beatniks , beats
any of various drugs used in treating hypertension or arrhythmia; decreases force and rate of heart contractions by blocking beta-adrenergic receptors of the autonomic nervous system beta-adrenergic blocker , beta-adrenergic blocking agent , beta blocker
class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process blocker , blocking agent
any of the salts of hydrobromic acid; formerly used as a sedative but now generally replaced by safer drugs bromide
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 calcium-channel blocker , calcium blocker
strong-smelling plant from whose dried leaves a number of euphoriant and hallucinogenic drugs are prepared Cannabis sativa , ganja , marihuana , marijuana
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