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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

/med·i·ca·tion/ (med″ĭ-ka´shun)
1. medicine (1).
2. impregnation with a medicine.
3. administration of a medicine or other remedy.

ionic medication  iontophoresis.

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

[med′ikā′shən]
Etymology: L, medicare, to heal
1 a drug or other substance that is used as a medicine.
2 the administration of a medicine.

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.

medication

1. administration of remedies.
2. a medicinal agent.
3. impregnation with a medicine.

medication delivery
the routes used in medication. See drug administration.
mass medication
the medicament may be administered in the drinking water or in the feed. Mixing with the feed is limited to prophylactic dosing because sick animals rarely eat their feed in adequate amounts. Sick animals are more inclined to keep up their water intake, but still need to be observed to ensure that they are doing this. Animals suspected of not drinking must be treated individually. Special techniques of mass treatment include the laying of palatable baits for wildlife, although this is limited to once-only medications, such as oral vaccines, and aerosol administration, limited to closely confined groups such as chickens.
teratogenic medication
teratogenous effects produced by medication; known agents include methallibure, griseofulvin, cyclophosphamide, folic acid antagonists, parbendazole, corticosteroids, phenytoin, thalidomide, hydroxyzine, metrifonate, hydroxyurea.
medication tube
1. a short esophageal tube used in sheep, perorally, and horses, pernasally, for the administration of medicines.
2. an in situ tube used for the treatment of the eye in horses. See also subpalpebral lavage.

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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