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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]
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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.
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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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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References in periodicals archive ?
Lakomkin, "Medicative and preventive action of bienzyme superoxide dismutase-chondroitin sulfate-catalase conjugate at endotoxic shock," Living Systems Technology, vol.
Caption: Figure 3: Experimental scheme with preventive (a) and medicative (b) regimens for intravenous injection of SOD- CHS-CAT bienzyme conjugate into rats.
Caption: Figure 5: 24 h lethality of rats with endotoxic shock ((a) Kaplan-Meier curves and (b) diagram presentation of areas under these curves) after medicative intravenous injection of SOD-CHS-CAT bienzyme conjugate.