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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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In vitro detection and characterization of drug hypersensitivity using flow cytometry.
Task force report: future research needs for the prevention and management of immu ne-mediated drug hypersensitivity reactions.
Drug-induced pseudolymphoma and drug hypersensitivity syndrome (Drug Rash with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms: DRESS).
He described three patients with drug hypersensitivity syndrome and TEN whom he has treated, all of whom had good outcomes.
This information is found in the International Consensus (ICON) on Drug Allergy, presented in the 6th Drug Hypersensitivity Meeting , held this weekend in Berne, Switzerland, under the auspices of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI).
These autoantibodies or a related test, the autologous serum skin test (ASST), have been associated with other hypersensitivity disorders: non-allergic asthma, chronic autoimmune urticaria (CAU), and multiple drug hypersensitivity, a.
Second after TB as a reason for consultation, were drug hypersensitivity syndromes (Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms) in 286 (16%) patients (Fig.
In a great majority of cases, morbilliform drug eruptions are self-limiting but they can be the initial presentation of more serious reactions such as Stevens-Johnson and drug hypersensitivity syndromes.
Currently, the most widely available testing options used to confirm a Type I drug hypersensitivity are those that measure