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Drug vs. Medicine

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Drugnoun

(pharmacology) A substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose.

‘Aspirin is a drug that reduces pain, acts against inflammation and lowers body temperature.’; ‘The revenues from both brand-name drugs and generic drugs have increased.’;

Medicinenoun

A substance which specifically promotes healing when ingested or consumed in some way.

Drugnoun

A psychoactive substance, especially one which is illegal and addictive, ingested for recreational use, such as cocaine.

Medicinenoun

A treatment or cure.

Drugnoun

Anything, such as a substance, emotion, or action, to which one is addicted.

Medicinenoun

The study of the cause, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of disease or illness.

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Drugnoun

Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand.

Medicinenoun

The profession of physicians, surgeons and related specialisms; those who practice medicine.

Drugverb

(transitive) To administer intoxicating drugs to, generally without the recipient's knowledge or consent.

‘She suddenly felt strange, and only then realized she'd been drugged.’;

Medicinenoun

Ritual Native American magic used by a medicine man to promote a desired outcome in healing, hunting, warfare etc.

Drugverb

(transitive) To add intoxicating drugs to with the intention of drugging someone.

‘She suddenly felt strange. She realized her drink must have been drugged.’;

Medicinenoun

Among the Native Americans, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing.

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Drugverb

(intransitive) To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines.

Medicinenoun

(obsolete) black magic, superstition.

Drugverb

(dialect) drag

‘You look like someone drug you behind a horse for half a mile.’;

Medicinenoun

(obsolete) A philter or love potion.

Drugverb

To drudge; to toil laboriously.

Medicinenoun

(obsolete) A physician.

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Drugverb

To prescribe or administer drugs or medicines.

Medicinenoun

(slang) recreational drugs, especially alcoholic drinks

Drugverb

To affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig.

‘The laboring masses . . . [were] drugged into brutish good humor by a vast system of public spectacles.’; ‘Drug thy memories, lest thou learn it.’;

Medicineverb

To treat with medicine.

Drugverb

To tincture with something offensive or injurious.

‘Drugged as oft,With hatefullest disrelish writhed their jaws.’;

Medicinenoun

The science which relates to the prevention, cure, or alleviation of disease.

Drugverb

To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs.

‘With pleasure drugged, he almost longed for woe.’;

Medicinenoun

Any substance administered in the treatment of disease; a remedial agent; a medication; a medicament; a remedy; physic.

‘By medicine, life may be prolonged.’;

Drugnoun

A drudge .

Medicinenoun

A philter or love potion.

Drugnoun

Any animal, vegetable, or mineral substance used in the composition of medicines.

‘Whence merchants bringTheir spicy drugs.’;

Medicinenoun

A physician.

Drugnoun

Any commodity that lies on hand, or is not salable; an article of slow sale, or in no demand; - used often in the phrase "a drug on the market".

‘And virtue shall a drug become.’;

Medicinenoun

Among the North American Indians, any object supposed to give control over natural or magical forces, to act as a protective charm, or to cause healing; also, magical power itself; the potency which a charm, token, or rite is supposed to exert.

‘The North American Indian boy usually took as his medicine the first animal of which he dreamed during the long and solitary fast that he observed at puberty.’;

Drugnoun

any stuff used in dyeing or in chemical operations.

Medicinenoun

Hence, a similar object or agency among other savages.

Drugnoun

any substance intended for use in the treatment, prevention, diagnosis, or cure of disease, especially one listed in the official pharmacopoeia published by a national authority.

Medicinenoun

Short for Medicine man.

Drugnoun

any substance having psychological effects, such as a narcotic, stimulant, or hallucinogenic agent, especially habit-forming and addictive substances, sold or used illegally; as, a drug habit; a drug treatment program; a teenager into drugs; a drug bust; addicted to drugs; high on drugs.

‘They [smaller and poorer nations] have lined up to recount how drug trafficking and consumption have corrupted their struggling economies and societies and why they are hard pressed to stop it.’;

Medicinenoun

Intoxicating liquor; drink.

Drugnoun

a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

Medicineverb

To give medicine to; to affect as a medicine does; to remedy; to cure.

Drugverb

administer a drug to;

‘They drugged the kidnapped tourist’;

Medicinenoun

the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Drugverb

use recreational drugs

Medicinenoun

(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

Drugnoun

a medicine or other substance which has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body

‘a new drug aimed at sufferers from Parkinson's disease’;

Medicinenoun

the learned profession that is mastered by graduate training in a medical school and that is devoted to preventing or alleviating or curing diseases and injuries;

‘he studied medicine at Harvard’;

Drugnoun

a substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally

‘a cocaine-based drug’; ‘mass adoration is a highly addictive drug’;

Medicinenoun

punishment for one's actions;

‘you have to face the music’; ‘take your medicine’;

Drugverb

administer a drug to (someone) in order to induce stupor or insensibility

‘they were drugged to keep them quiet’;

Medicineverb

treat medicinally, treat with medicine

Drugverb

add a drug to (food or drink).

Medicinenoun

the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery)

‘he made distinguished contributions to pathology and medicine’; ‘the remarkable achievements of modern medicine’;

Drugverb

take illegally obtained drugs

‘she was convinced he was out drinking and drugging’;

Medicinenoun

a drug or other preparation for the treatment or prevention of disease

‘your doctor will be able to prescribe medicines’; ‘give her some medicine’;

Drug

A drug is any substance that causes a change in an organism's physiology or psychology when consumed. Drugs are typically distinguished from food and substances that provide nutritional support.

Medicinenoun

(especially among some North American Indian peoples) a spell, charm, or fetish believed to have healing, protective, or other power

‘Fleur was murdering him by use of bad medicine’;

Medicine

Medicine is the science and practice of caring for a patient, managing the diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, treatment, palliation of their injury or disease, and promoting their health. Medicine encompasses a variety of health care practices evolved to maintain and restore health by the prevention and treatment of illness.

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