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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
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Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.
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principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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Table 3 shows that, although most antimicrobial drugs (n = 142; 70%) in medical prescriptions were checked as dispensed, the number of inadequacies, especially the timetable for their dispensing, was a rather frequent item.
Overall, children in Harvard Pilgrim Health received 2.6 antimicrobial drugs per person-year, significantly more than were dispensed to children in the Puget Sound group (1.8 per person-year).
(%) patients Resistant to [greater than IPD season or equal to] 3 classes of antimicrobial drugs Refugee children in Germany 2014-15 1 (33) 2015-16 4 (33) 2016-17 3 (50) Total 8 (38) Germany-born children 5 (5) 2014-15 107 2015-16 1 (0.8) 2016-17 4 (2) Total 10 (2) * VT serotypes are 4, 6B, 9V, 14, 18C, 19F, 23F, 1,5, 7F, 3, 6A, and 19A.
"This finding highlights the unique nature of bacterial adaptation and the complexity of dissemination of antimicrobial drug resistance," the study's authors wrote.
The indiscriminate use of antimicrobial drugs contributes to this factor (14).
gonorrhoeae susceptibility and antimicrobial drug prescribing for any of the studied antimicrobial drugs (Table 2).
article regarding high rates of multidrug-resistant (MDR) bacteria colonizing Syrian children highlights the challenge of choosing empiric antimicrobial drugs to treat war-injured refugees from Syria (1).
The use of antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals can result in antimicrobial drug--resistant infections in humans.
Escherichia coli, the predominant cause of community acquired urinary tract infection (UTI) worldwide, is increasingly resistant to available antimicrobial drugs. In the United States, in vitro resistance of E.

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