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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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We are very proud to be developing the first and only systemic antibiotic drug with this mechanism of action, a defensin-mimetic with less likelihood of resistance than other antibiotics.
Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that reduces or eliminates the effectiveness of antibiotic drugs.
However, the epidemiologic features of carriage may be changing or has been controlled by vaccination and administering antibiotic drugs to incoming pilgrims from countries with high incidence.
Few, if any, new classes of antibiotic drugs are in clinical development, according to a February 2001 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
If the infection has spread from a burst appendix and peritonitis has set in, the patient will be given antibiotic drugs and a saline infusion drip before the op.
Eric McAllister, presented during a session that focused on the problem of bacterial drug resistance to antibiotics, superbugs and the need for new antibiotic drugs.
The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, may pave the way to a new generation of antibiotic drugs that work by bringing down the defensive wall.
The Government has already framed a comprehensive policy, namely, the National Policy for Containment of Antimicrobial Resistance, to address the problem of multi-drug resistance due to widespread and indiscriminate use of antimicrobial / antibiotic drugs in the country.
They were originally obtained from moulds and fungi (penicillin) but antibiotic drugs are now produced synthetically.
She on the occasion also shared with doctors the antibiotic drugs that could be used to treat bacterial infections in lungs, kidney, gut and intestine.
With a core business strategy to become a leading vertically integrated antibiotic drugs manufacturer, the Company will continuously broaden its product portfolio.
The market for antibiotic drugs provides an example of how prices communicate preferences in the market place.