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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market


Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
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pneumoniae antimicrobial drug resistance in US inpatients using a large national surveillance system.
The VDD policy recommends against the extra-label use of Category I antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.
In addition, these isolates were resistant to multiple classes of antimicrobial drugs, which further complicates treatment options for invasive disease.
The Expert Advisory Group on Antimicrobial Resistance advised that quinolones were an antimicrobial drug class of high importance in humans and should never be licensed for food-producing animals because of the risk for drug resistance in enteric pathogens and their potential transmission to humans through the food chain.
Even though fluid replacement plays a major role in treating cholera during outbreaks, antimicrobial drugs are crucial for controlling the disease and its spread.
Her research interests include the characterization of antimicrobial drug-resistant bacteria, mechanisms of resistance, and studies of the biological cost of antimicrobial drug resistance.
Of the 153 MSSA isolates from 187 participants, 124 (81%) isolates were resistant to penicillin, but resistance to any other antimicrobial drug was uncommon.
Antimicrobial drug resistance testing was performed by using the Kirby-Bauer method.
Three chapters address resistance in healthcare settings and the promotion of appropriate antimicrobial drug use.
Among those who had recently received antimicrobial drug therapy, pencillins and quinolones were most commonly reported.
This legislation ensures that medically important antimicrobial drugs used in livestock are only available through veterinary prescription or veterinary feed directive.
EIP as an Antimicrobial Drug Resistance Surveillance System

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