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medication

 [med″ĭ-ka´shun]
1. administration of remedies.
2. medicine (def. 1).
3. impregnation with a medicine.
nonprescription m's nonprescription drugs.
over the counter m's see over the counter medications.
transdermal medication medication administered using a self-adhesive, premedicated patch applied to the skin. One side of the patch has an impermeable backing and the other side, which rests against the skin, has a membrane that is permeable to the drug.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn), Avoid the jargonistic use of this word as a synonym of medicine.
1. The act of medicating.
2. A medicinal substance, or medicament.

medication

(mĕd′ĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A drug or other substance used to treat disease or injury; a medicine.
2. The act or process of treating a patient with medicine: the response to medication.

medication

Any chemical substance, which may be natural or synthetic, that has a medical or pharmacologic effect on the body.

medication

Drug Theraeutics Any chemical substance, which may be natural or synthetic, that has a medical or pharmacologic affect on the body. See Co-medication, Herbal remedy.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. The act of medicating.
2. A medicinal substance or medicament.

medication

An Americanism for prescribed medicine now coming into common usage in Britain.

med·i·ca·tion

(med'i-kā'shŭn)
1. Act of medicating.
2. Medicinal substance or medicament.

Patient discussion about medication

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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Speaking at a press conference in Ramallah, central West Bank, following their release, Farrah and Zaatari said Israeli interrogators also intimidate and verbally abuse the minor detainees, as well as force them occasionally to receive medical drugs that cause hallucinations.
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