What is drug?

  • (verb): Administer a drug to.
    Synonyms: dose
    See also — Additional definitions below

Drug

A drug is a substance which may have medicinal, intoxicating, performance enhancing or other effects when taken or put into a human body or the body of another animal and is not considered a food or exclusively a food.

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Temazepam - Pharmacokinetics
... (ADME) study, using tritium (3H) labelled drug, temazepam was well absorbed and found to have minimal (8%) first pass drug metabolism ... The unchanged drug was 96% bound to plasma proteins ... The blood level decline of the parent drug was biphasic with the short half-life ranging from 0.4-0.6 hours and the terminal half-life from 3.5–18.4 hours (mean 8.8 ...
Folding@home - Biomedical Research - Drug Design
... Drugs function by binding to specific locations on target molecules and causing a certain desired change, such as disabling the target or causing a conformational change ... Ideally, a drug should act very specifically and bind only to its target without interfering with other biological functions ... Computer-assisted drug design has the potential to expedite and lower the costs of drug discovery ...
Icos
... (CEO) and co-founder of Amgen, Icos focused on the development of drugs to treat inflammatory disorders ... During its 17-year history, the company conducted clinical trials of twelve drugs, three of which reached the last phase of clinical trials ... Icos is famous for tadalafil (Cialis), a drug used to treat erectile dysfunction ...
Nicky Hilton - Career - Other Ventures
... by immigration officers at Narita Airport, Japan because of Paris' conviction for drug possession a day earlier under Japan's strict anti-drug laws, all ... countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, were canceled as they have stronger anti-drug laws than Japan ...
Ofloxacin
... is a synthetic chemotherapeutic antibiotic of the fluoroquinolone drug class considered to be a second-generation fluoroquinolone ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on December 28, 1990 ... wide variety of brand names as well as generic drug equivalents, for oral and intravenous administration ...

More definitions of "drug":

  • (verb): Use recreational drugs.
    Synonyms: do drugs
  • (noun): A substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic.

Famous quotes containing the word drug:

    While man can still his body keep
    Wine or love drug him to sleep,
    Waking he thanks the Lord that he
    Has body and its stupidity....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Behind the steering wheel
    The boy took out his own forehead.
    His girlfriend’s head was a green bag
    Of narcissus stems. “OK you win
    But meet me anyway at Cohen’s Drug Store
    In 22 minutes.”
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Most people aren’t appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn’t take the drug money, or the daughter who held her tongue again and again. All this anonymous heroism.
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950)