(redirected from antibiotic drugs)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
THE discovery of residues of a banned antibiotic drug in shrimps imported from India is causing concern in the United States.
In particular, the IDSA stresses the need for better stewardship of existing antibiotic drugs and to increase incentives for research and development of new antibiotic drugs by drug companies.
in 1964 and began producing antibiotic drugs, including penicillin and tetracycline, as well as antidepressants and heart and hypertension medications.
Limited use of antibiotic drugs is permitted for therapeutic purposes in organic regimes meaning that residues of veterinary medicines can occasionally be found in organic meats.
Increased attention to public sanitation, as well as the advent of antibiotic drugs, significantly extended the human life span during the past century.
However, the Institute of Food Technologists, based in Chicago, said in a report in June that eliminating antibiotic drugs from animal production may have little positive effect on resistant bacteria that threaten human health.
Recent studies reveal that antibiotic drugs used mainly in animals are showing up in public waters (Colorado State University), that there is a connection between the use of antibiotics in food animals and antibiotic resistance in bacteria taken from humans (Centers for Disease Control), and that people breathing the air in industrial pig-farming facilities can be exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria (Bloomberg School of Public Health).
Specific use of clindamycin, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, piperacillin-tazobactam, and any other antibiotic drugs was recorded.
The FDA has issued guidelines on how to determine whether using new antibiotic drugs in livestock is likely to lead to drug-resistant disease in the humans who eat them.
The fear is that the genes could be transferred to bacteria in the guts of humans or animals, thus making diseases such as meningitis, TB and gonorrhoea resistant to important antibiotic drugs.
Last month, I talked about herbal antibiotics, which are a complementary therapy to antibiotic drugs.
Seventy percent of all antibiotic drugs in the United States are being fed to farm animals as growth promoters or production aids, according to a new study for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).