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.


Prescribe Drug Sodium Hypochlorite Sodium Iodide Agent Hormone Psychotropic Agent 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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  • Malcolm A. Fox

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