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Substance abuse A substance causing euphoria and analgesia at the desired abuse levels and physical dependence and CNS depression, stupor, coma and death in excess. See Opiates.
Narcotic types
Natural Products extracted from the poppy plant, yielding morphine and heroin, or the coca plant, yielding cocaine and crack
Semi-synthetic Products with opiate activity, eg meperidine and methadone or synthetics, see MPTP; under the umbrella term of narcotic, alkaloids, eg LSD, mescaline, barbiturates, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, hallucinogens and stimulants, eg antidepressants.
Completely synthetic Products created by synthesis alone, eg fentanyl  
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Patient discussion about natural

Q. What is the best natural cure for migraines? Every day I hear something else... would love it if you can share your experience...I'm sick of chemicals:)

A. stay off any products that have a any kind of a caffine content, including chocolate. try this for 3wks, ypu should notice a difference

Q. Is there a recommended natural cure for graves disease? I've been suffering from graves for a year now and really feel tired of it. I'm thinking of trying some natural medications cause the regular ones are dissapointing so far. Any experience with that??

A. I am not familiar with any natural supplements you can take for graves disease, furthermore, it is an illness where you should be on close monitoring of an endocrinologist, and have them tell you which medications you are allowed to take and what could make the situation worse. If regular treatment doesn't seem to help you much you should go for another check up to see how your thyroid is doing.

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People who prove they have canceled overseas flights can book a hotel room for one night and receive two tickets to the water park, which cost 540,000 won ($457), for 99,000 won.
Long Gang Elementary School, Chiayi County: Work as usual, but classes canceled today.
In October last year, Franklin also canceled shows in Oklahoma .
Which kind of doorstep sales do not have an automatic right to cancel? A.
"We also discovered that someone had used the passwords of the policewomen and the policeman on their personal computers to cancel the fines," said the major in his prosecution statement.
"Part of the solution must be that it is up to people who wish to cancel their operations to let the hospital know as soon as possible so they can treat someone else.
A THE contract which came with the phone will tell you how to cancel. If written notice is required, you have to pay.
JAL officials said the same problem had occurred with the plane on Wednesday morning, forcing it to cancel takeoff.
Last week we told how a couple had to cancel their Cyprus honeymoon.
Students are always wishing for snow days, but a school in Bellingham, Wash., decided to cancel school Friday for good weather.
BANKS and building societies are giving wrong advice about how to cancel some recurring payments, which could lead to cash disappearing from customers' accounts without their knowledge or consent, a consumer body is warning About 44% of advisers surveyed by Consumer Focus in a "mystery shopping" study either gave the wrong answer or could not give an answer when asked how to cancel a continuous payment authority (CPA).
Both hospital trusts will only cancel elective or planned operations if there is a shortage of beds or a surge in emergency admissions which have to take priority.