A drug is any natural, semisynthetic, or synthetic substance taken as a narcotic or to help diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease or other abnormal condition; for the relief of pain or suffering; or to control any physiologic or pathologic condition. Medicine is the collective term often used by patients to describe prescribed drugs.


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