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.
Any substance or mixture of substances manufactured, sold or represented for use in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of a disease, disorder or abnormal physical state, or its symptoms, in human beings or animals.
An article that is intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; or an article that is recognized in official drug compendia.
Any substance which when absorbed into a living organism may modify one or more of its functions. The term is generally accepted for a substance taken for a therapeutic purpose, but is also commonly used for abused substances SN medicine, pharmaceutical After WHO, 1978a
A drug is any substance that can be used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose. The term is necessarily a vague one, being defined by intent: for example, foods consumed for normal metabolism are not generally considered "drugs", but the same foods consumed for a more specific purpose (such as the use of alcohol as a depressant or caffeine as a stimulant) may be.
an article intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in humans and other animals and articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of humans or other animals
any substance, whether or not produced in whole or in part by synthetic process, manufactured, sold or represented for use in: 1) the diagnosis, treatment, mitigation or prevention of a disease, disorder, abnormal physical state, or symptoms thereof in man or animal; 2) restoring, correcting or modifying organic functions in man or animal, or 3) disinfection of premises in which foods are manufactured or kept.
Any chemical compound used for medicianal purposes can be considered a drug. There are naturally occuring substances such as ethanol and caffeine as well as synthetic drugs such as aspirin and amphetamines. In general the term " drug" is used for compounds that can cause addiction with emphasis on narcotics.
The federal definition is generally adopted by all states: "(A) Articles recognized in the official United States Pharmacopeia, official Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States, or official National Formulary, or any supplement to any of them; and (B) articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals; and (C) articles (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals; and (D) articles intended for use as a component of any articles specified in clause (A), (B), or (C); but does not include devices or their components, parts, or accessories" [21 USC 321].
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic. Any chemical compound that may be used on humans/ animals to help in diagnosis, treatment, cure, mitigation, or prevention of disease or other abnormal conditions. Also refers to a substance that alters mood or body function, or that can be habit-forming or addictive, especially a narcotic. Lipid peroxidation the oxidation of fats from the formation of free radicals and also forming more free radicals.
As defined by the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, drugs are "articles (other than food) intended for the use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals, or to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals."
Generally used to refer to illicit rather than licit substances ( such as nicotine, alcohol or medicines). In pharmacology, the term refers to any chemical agent that alters the biochemical or physiological processes of tissues or organisms. In this sense, the term drug refers better to any substance which is principally used for its psychoactive effects.
A substance that is taken to suppress an unwanted condition or feeling; in large doses, it can be a poison. A small amount gives a stimulant [increases activity] reaction, a greater amount can sedate [make drowsy]. Too large an amount can kill. For example, caffeine, found in coffee, is a drug. One or two cups of coffee can "wake you up." Ten cups would probably put you to sleep. 100 might kill you. A drug is also something that can alter your emotions, your mind—make you feel "high."
Any substance, other than food, that is used to prevent, diagnose, treat or relieve symptoms of a disease or abnormal condition. Also refers to a substance that alters mood or body function, or that can be habit-forming or addictive, especially a narcotic.
Generally used to refer to illicit rather than licit substances (such as nicotine, alcohol or medicines). According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), a drug is “any chemical, natural or artificial agent that alters the physiological or mental processes of human beings”. However, according to the UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs of 1961, “a drug is any natural or synthetic substance which appears in the list of drugs” added to this convention. The most relevant observation that may be made about this definition is that it is more of a political than of a scientific nature.
a pure substance or combination of pure substances (isolated from natural sources, semi-sythenthic, or purely chemical in origin) intended to mitigate, treat, cure or prevent a disease in humans (and other animals).
any chemical compound used on or administered to humans or animals as an aid in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease or other abnormal conditions for the relief of pain or suffering or to control or improve any physiologic or pathologic condition, e.g. Salts or antibiotics
Any chemical compound that is used in the prevention ( prophylaxis), diagnosis, treatment, cure of disease, relief of pain, or to control or improve any physiological or pathological disorder in humans or animals.
Medication taken for an illness. Common words include: Dose - the amount of medicine a person takes Route - the path the medicine takes to get to the part of the body that needs it. Examples of different rountes are oral (taken by mouth), inhaled (breathed in), and intravenous (into the vein).
The phenyethylene and anandamide contained in chocolate have anti-depressant properties. This does not mean however that chocolate should be designated as a drug. You would actually have to eat 11 kg of chocolate per day before experiencing withdrawal symptoms
A unique form of a medication as identified by form, strength, and package size, and representing a branded or generic product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and assigned a National Drug Code (NDC).