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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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as well as functionality of antibodies in [systemic sclerosis] patients not receiving DMARDs was as good as in controls regardless of vaccine type," the investigators concluded.
This study also showed that almost all of study population was on conventional DMARD therapy.
This heightens our concerns with the practice of continuing DMARDs in the perioperative period of total joint arthroplasty.
Leflunomide has a comparable short term efficacy to Methotrexate, and unless contraindicated, can be used as a first line DMARD in our patients of RA, especially in those with high baseline DAS 28 score.
An international study in which Methotrexate is given along with Hydroxychloroquine or Sulfasalazine or other conventional synthetic DMARDs achieved remission in 7% of the patients.
Contemporary disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARD) in patients with recent onset rheumatoid arthritis in a US private practice: methotrexate as the anchor drug in 90% and new DMARD in 30% of patients.
In CAPRA-2, the addition of delayed-release prednisone 5 mg to DMARD therapy at dinnertime for 12 weeks resulted in significantly greater improvements in RA signs and symptoms than placebo, according to ACR criteria.
A biologic DMARD that has not resulted in an adequate clinical response after 6 months of treatment should be withdrawn and another biologic DMARD should be prescribed.
The SABER researchers plan to look at what happened to prednisone dosing when the RA patients went on anti-TNF therapy or an additional nonbiologic DMARD.
Additionally, when adjusting for other risk factors for diabetes, researchers found a reduced relative risk of diabetes in patients treated with TNF inhibitors and hydroxychloroquine compared with other non-biologic DMARDs.
Yaslilarda DMARD etkilerine yonelik iyi veriler yetersiz duzeydedir; i yi metodoloji ve yeterli sayida hastayi iceren calismala ra gereksinim vardir.
Patients at risk for persistent or erosive disease should begin therapy with DMARDs even if their arthritis remains undifferentiated.