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med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt),
1. To treat disease by the giving of drugs.
2. To impregnate with a medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

medicate

(mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. medi·cated, medi·cating, medi·cates
1.
a. To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).
b. To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
2. To add a medicinal agent to (a substance): The lozenges are medicated with menthol.

med′i·ca′tive adj.

medicate

[med′ikāt]
Etymology: L, medicare, to heal
to treat an illness by administering drugs.

med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt)
1. To treat disease by the giving of drugs.
2. To impregnate with a medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt)
1. To treat disease by dispensing (i.e., prescribing) drugs.
2. To impregnate with medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

Patient discussion about medicate

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. How about Psychiatric Drugs for bipolar? One of my friend is suffering from bipolar. Will Psychiatric medications help him to come out of this affect?

A. from what i read- there are certain medication that can help. if the first one doesn't - there is a second and third line of medication. from a personal experience (not mine, a friend of the family) it can even save your friend's life..

Q. What medications are forbidden to take with alcohol? And why is that?

A. I think this web page will give you something to think about:
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa27.htm
apparently there are more drugs you shouldn’t mix with alcohol then I could think of…

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If the cat associates [the stress of] medicating with using the litter box, it may start avoiding the box and will find another place, such as behind the couch, to eliminate," she explains.
In his analysis of pseudoscientific thinking, Shermer identifies a number of characteristics that bolster faith in our current practices of medicating depression and anxiety.
USA Today for August 8, 2000, reported that "some public schools are accusing parents of child abuse when they balk at giving their kids drugs such as Ritalin, and as judges begin to agree, some parents are medicating their children for fear of having them hauled away.
Nonetheless, groups such as the American Pharmaceutical Association still worry about consumers medicating themselves without supervision.