130. Drugs


See also 122. DISEASE and ILLNESS ; 350. REMEDIES .

adjuvant
Medicine . a substance added to a medicinal preparation to assist the action of the principal ingredient.
alcoholomania
an obsession with alcohol.
apothecary
1 . apharmacy.
2 . a pharmacist.
barbiturism
a condition of chronic poisoning caused by excessive use of barbiturates.
cannabism
1 . addiction to marijuana.
2 . a toxic condition caused by excessive use of marijuana.
cataphoresis
the introduction of drugs into the body by means of an electric current.
chloroformism
a condition caused by the habitual use of chloroform.
cinchonism
a toxic condition owing to excessive use of cinchona and marked by headache, dizziness, and ringing in the ears. Also called quininism , quinism .
cinchonology
a branch of pharmacology that studies cinchona and its derivatives, as quinine and quinidine. Also called quinology .
cocainism
the condition of being addicted to cocaine.
cubebism
a toxic condition caused by smoking cubeb or Java pepper, formerly dried and crushed for medicinal purposes.
diatesseron
Obsolete Pharmacy . a mixture of four medicines in syrup or honey.
dosimetry
dosiology. See also 264. MEASUREMENT ; 342. RADIATION . — dosimetrist , n . — dosimetric , dosimetrical , adj .
dosiology, dosology
the study and determination of the doses in which medicines should be administered. Also called dosimetry .
electuary
a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey.
etheromania
a mania for ether.
formulary
a book or Hst of medicines, with formulas and instructions for their preparation.
galactopoietic
any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. — galactopoietic , adj .
hallucinogen
a substance that induces hallucinations. — hallucinogenic , adj .
laudanum
tincture of opium or any preparation, especially in liquid form, in which opium is the main ingredient.
lethomania
a mania for narcotics.
magma
a pharmaceutical preparation in which precipitated matter is suspended in a watery substance. See also 179. GEOLOGY . — magmatic , adj .
meconism
an addiction to opium; opium eating. Also called meconophagism .
meconology
Rare . a treatise on the opium poppy.
morphinism
the condition produced by the excessive use of morphine. — morphinist , n .
morphiomania
an addiction to and intense craving for morphine. Also morphinmania .
narcohypnosis
hypnosis with the aid of drugs.
narcomania
an abnormal desire for drugs.
narcosis, narcoma
a condition of stupor or unconsciousness induced by drugs.
narcosynthesis
a form of treatment for mental illness that involves placing the patient under the influence of a narcotic.
narcoticism, narcotism
1 . the narcosis or narcoma induced by drugs.
2 . an addiction to drugs.
opiomania
an addiction to opium.
opiophagism, opiophagy
the habitual use of opium.
opiumism
the excessive and habitual use of opium.
pharmaceutics
the science of pharmacy or pharmacology.
pharmacodynamics
the division of pharmacology concerned with the action and breakdown of drugs in the body. — pharmacodynamic , pharmacodynamical , adj .
pharmacognosy, pharmacognosia, pharmacognosis, pharmacognostics
the branch of pharmacology that studies the composition, use, and history of drugs. — pharmacognosist , n . — pharmacognostic , adj .
pharmacography
the description of drugs and their effects.
pharmacology, pharmacologia
the branch of medical science that studies the preparation, uses, and effects of drugs. — pharmacologist , n . — pharmacologic , pharmacological , adj .
pharmacopedics, pharmacopedia
the branch of medical science that studies drugs and medicinal preparations. — parmacopedic , adj .
pharmacophobia
an abnormal fear of drugs.
pharmacopoeia
a book, usually of an official nature, containing a list of approved drugs and medicines, with information regarding their properties, preparation, and use. Also called antidotary .
2 . a pharmacist’s stock of drugs.
pharmacopolist
an apothecary or pharmacist.
pharmacy
1 . the art of preparing drugs and medicines, especially the discovery of new varieties.
2 . the place where drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary .
3 . a drug therapy. — pharmacist , n .
potomania
1 . an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages.
2 . delirium tremens. Also called tromomania.
quininism, quinism
cinchonism.
sudorific
a medicine or other substance that causes or stimulates sweating. Also called diaphoretic, hidrotic. sudorific , adj .
synergism, synergy
the joint action of agents, as drugs, that, taken together, produce a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects. — synergistic , adj .
tabacism, tabagism
addietion to tobacco; poisoning from excessive use of tobacco. Also tobaccoism .
teaism
the habitual use of tea.
theriac, theriaca
a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle . — theriac , theriacal , therial , adj .
tincture
Pharmacy . a medicinal substance in soluble form, especially in a solution of alcohol.
toxicomania
an addietion to drugs, especially opium or cocaine.

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