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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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The 1992 Institute of Medicine report Emerging Infections: Microbial Threats to Health in the United States describes the ability of microbes to adapt, the development of antimicrobial drug resistance, and the importance of recognizing and monitoring emerging microbial threats to human health (1).
The draft guidance, the "Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals," was published in the June 29 Federal Register and is also available at www.
We are thrilled to see the United States and European Union take this important first step to control the spread of serious and life-threatening antimicrobial resistant organisms and to advance the development of much-needed antimicrobial drugs," said Dr.
Another likely contributor in Syria is the wide availability of antimicrobial drugs without a prescription (6).
The draft guidance summarizes a number of published reports on antimicrobial resistance and states that the overall weight of evidence available to date supports the conclusion that using medically important antimicrobial drugs for production or growth enhancing purposes (i.
This finding highlights the unique nature of bacterial adaptation and the complexity of dissemination of antimicrobial drug resistance," the study's authors wrote.
With an estimated 2 million patients each year acquiring infections while hospitalized and increasing concerns about antibiotic resistance, reducing healthcare-acquired infections and optimizing antimicrobial drug treatment are key issues for hospitals.
This trend could be the result of increasing empirical use of antimicrobial drug therapy and prophylaxis and use of new, more effective antimicrobial drugs.
By developing superior next-generation antimicrobial drugs, MicuRx has the potential to improve the current antimicrobial drug therapy, including the increasing global problem of the antibiotic resistance," commented George Ka Ki Chang of Morningside.
It is expected that by using copper alloys, together with a program of good hygienic practice, the need for antimicrobial drugs and the fostering of drug-resistant microbial strains will be significantly reduced and that infection rates will decline.
To the Editor: Carbapenem antimicrobial drugs are the line of defense against multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacterial infections.
The discovery of new essential drug targets in pathogens may enable the discovery of new classes of antimicrobial drugs.

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