Science / Chemistry / Drug: A biologically active compound or mixture used to cure, prevent, or detect disease, to control biological processes, or to alter mental state.

Other Words for Drug

Drug Noun Synonyms: medication, medicine, medicament, pharmaceutical, remedy, cure, treatment, cure-all, panacea
Drug Verb Synonyms: anaesthetize, dope, deaden, knock out, sedate, stupefy, numb, benumb, dull, narcotize, poison, slip (someone) a Mickey (Finn)

Drug Abuse-Substance Abuse

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Drug Abuse-Substance Abuse: Habitual and excessive use of a drug for purposes other than what was medically intended. MORE

Food And Drug Administration (FDA)

Health / Acupuncture / Food And Drug Administration (FDA): The FDA, an agency within the U.S. Public Health Service, which is a part of the Department of Health and Human Services. MORE

Generic Drug

Health / Dentistry / Generic Drug: A prescription drug that has the same active-ingredient formula as a brand-name drug. A generic drug is known only by its formula name and its formula is available to any pharmaceutical company. Gener MORE

Prescription Drug Benefits

Business / Human Resources (HR) / Prescription Drug Benefits: Typically a provision included in a group health plan designed to provide covered employees and their dependents with payment assistance for medically prescribed drugs. MORE

Prescription Drug

Health / Dentistry / Prescription Drug: A drug that has been approved by the Federal Food and Drug Administration which can only be dispensed according to physician's prescription order. MORE

Brand-Name Drug

Health / Dentistry / Brand-Name Drug: A drug manufactured by a pharmaceutical company which has chosen to patent the drug's formula and register its brand name. MORE