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drug

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

drug

[drəg]
(pharmacology)
Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.

Drug

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

Drugs

(dreams)
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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The inventors also discovered that any one of a variety of structurally dissimilar chemotherapeutic drugs can be packaged effectively into intact minicells.
She asserted that even though the topic is still controversial, our study indicated that taking antioxidant supplements on the same day as chemotherapeutic drugs may negate the effect of those drugs.
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Remarkably, the research team discovered that when expressed in cancer cells, this active mutant form of Chk1 permanently stopped cancer cell proliferation and caused cell death in petri dishes even without the addition of any chemotherapeutic drugs.
Since that 1983 report, investigators have recognized that hydroxyurea's curative powers extend to minichromosomes that contain genes countering other chemotherapeutic drugs or genes, such as c-myc, that promote the growth of cancer cells.
METHODOLOGY: We used microRNA expression analysis to find the microRNAs which are differentially expressed in the two cell lines and the Apoptotic assay to determine their response to various chemotherapeutic drugs.
If we could turn down the metabolic activity of normal tissue, reducing its sensitivity to chemotherapeutic drugs, while the cancer cells remained vulnerable, chemotherapy would simultaneously become less toxic and more effective.
The registry is aimed at clarifying risk on the basis of the types and dosages of chemotherapeutic drugs used, the age and genotype of the fetus, and other factors.
This is practical now, and we're working to develop even more effective chemotherapeutic drugs.
It occurs when chemotherapeutic drugs indiscriminantly attack certain rapidly-dividing cells that line the cheek of the mouth.
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Scientists have demonstrated that that mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), tiny particles with thousands of pores, can store and deliver chemotherapeutic drugs in vivo and effectively suppress tumors in mice.
van Dam of the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam and his colleagues report that high doses of toxic chemotherapeutic drugs may raise the risk of cognitive deficits.