ETYM Latin antidotum, Greek antidoton (sc. farmakon), from antidotos given against; anti against + didonai to give: cf. French antidote. Related to Dose.
Drug used to counteract a poison. For instance, acetylcysteine is an antidote to paracetamol and is administered to prevent liver damage following overdosage.
Stops or controls the effects of a poison; SYN. counterpoison.
1. Spiritual charge; care; Pastoral charge of a parish
2. Recovery or relief from a disease; something (as a drug or treatment) that cures a disease; a course or period of treatment; spa
3. A complete or permanent solution or remedy
4. A process or method of curing
doctor's stuff / ˈdɑːktərz ˈstəf /
Množina reči doctor's stuff je doctor's stuffs.
Množina reči doctor-stuff je doctor-stuffs.
drug / drʌɡ /
Množina reči drug je drugs.
ETYM French drogue, prob. from Dutch droog; akin to Eng. dry; thus orig., dry substance, hers, plants, or wares. Related to Dry.
Any of a range of substances, natural or synthetic, administered to humans and animals as therapeutic agents: to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease, or to assist recovery from injury. Traditionally many drugs were obtained from plants or animals; some minerals also had medicinal value. Today, increasing numbers of drugs are synthesized in the laboratory.
Drugs are administered in various ways, including: orally, by injection, as a lotion or ointment, as a pessary, by inhalation, and by transdermal patch.
Drugs generally have three names. The first is the chemical name, which is often too complicated to remember. Every new drug, if it is likely to have a medical application, is given an approved (generic or non-proprietary) name, for example, by the British Pharmacopoeia Commission. Such a drug may have BP (British Pharmacopoeia); BPC (British Pharmaceutical Codex); or USP (United States Pharmacopoeia) after its name. Drugs may be marketed under their approved name, but more often they are known by the proprietary, or trade, names given to them by the manufacturing company which initially takes out a patent on their synthesis. One compound may have a large number of proprietary names. (See also drug, generic).
Something that is used as a medicine or narcotic.
ETYM Latin remedium; pref. re- re- + mederi to heal, to cure: cf. French remčde remedy, remédier to remedy. Related to Medical.
A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain; SYN. curative, cure.
The basic unit of money in Albania.
In biology, a closely spaced set of very small territories each occupied by a single male during the mating season. Leks are found in the mating systems of several ground-dwelling birds (such as grouse) and a few antelopes.
The lek is a traditional site where both males and females congregate during the breeding season. The males display to passing females in the hope of attracting them to mate. Once mated, the females go elsewhere to lay their eggs or to complete gestation.