HyperDic: medication

English > 2 senses of the word medication:
NOUNartifactmedication, medicine, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
actmedicationthe act of treating with medicines or remedies
medication > pronunciation
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English > medication: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaning(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.
Synonymsmedicine, medicament, medicinal drug
Category ofnonprescription, over-the-counterpurchasable without a doctor's prescription
prescriptionavailable only with a doctor's written prescription
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
NarrowerAPCA drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
DrixoralThe trade name for a drug used to treat upper respiratory congestion
acyclovir, ZoviraxAn oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes
alendronate, FosamaxA tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, ZyloprimA drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, InocorA drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure
analgesic, anodyne, painkiller, pain pillA medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitorA drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drugA medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medicationA drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericideAny drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drugA substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesteraseA medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulantmedicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drugA drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drugAny of a class of drugs used to treat depression
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drugA drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drugA drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drugA drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drugA drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamineA medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drugA drug that reduces high blood pressure
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drugA medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifugeAny medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antisepticA substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, spasmolytic, antispasmodic agentA drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussiveAny medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drugAny drug that destroys viruses
astringent, astringent drug, stypticA drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktailAn oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, ImuranAn immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocker, blocking agentA class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilatorA drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blockerAny of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart)
carminativemedication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
clofibrate, Atromid-SA drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum
clopidogrel bisulfate, PlavixA blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks
cold medicinemedicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
counterirritantA medicine applied locally to produce superficial inflammation in order to reduce deeper inflammation
cytotoxic drugAny drug that has a toxic effect on cells
decongestantA drug that decreases pulmonary congestion
demulcentA medication (in the form of an oil or salve etc.) that soothes inflamed or injured skin
diaphoreticUsed to produce perspiration
disulfiram, AntabuseA drug (trade name Antabuse) used in the treatment of alcoholism
dose, dosageA measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
drug cocktail, highly active antiretroviral therapy, HAARTA combination of protease inhibitors taken with reverse transcriptase inhibitors
expectorant, expectoratorA medicine promoting expectoration
fixed-combination drugdrug containing fixed amounts of two or more ingredients
gemfibrozil, Lopidmedication (trade name Lopid) used to lower the levels of triglyceride in the blood
hematinic, haematinicA medicine that increases the hemoglobin content of the blood
herbal medicineA medicine made from plants and used to prevent or treat disease or promote health
histamine blockerA medicine used to treat the gastric effects of histamine in cases of peptic ulcers and gastritis and gastroesophageal reflux
immunosuppressant, immunosuppressor, immunosuppressive drug, immunosuppressive, immune suppressant drugA drug that lowers the body's normal immune response
inhalant, inhalationA medication to be taken by inhaling it
isoproterenol, Isupreldrug (trade name Isuprel) used to treat bronchial asthma and to stimulate the heart
isosorbide, Isordildrug (trade name Isordil) used to treat angina pectoris and congestive heart failure
lipid-lowering medicine, lipid-lowering medication, statin drug, statinA medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
methacholine, Mecholylparasympathomimetic drug (trademark Mecholyl) that stimulates secretions and smooth muscle activity
nux vomicaA medicine made from the seeds of an Asiatic tree
over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter medicineA drug that is sold without a prescription
oxytocic, oxytocic drugA drug that induces labor by stimulating contractions of the muscles of the uterus
paregoric, camphorated tincture of opiummedicine used to treat diarrhea
patent medicinemedicine that is protected by a patent / patent and available without a doctor's prescription
penicillamine, CuprimineA drug (trade name Cuprimine) used to treat heavy metal poisoning and Wilson's disease and severe arthritis
pentylenetetrazol, pentamethylenetetrazol, MetrazolA drug used as a circulatory and respiratory stimulant
pharmaceutical, pharmaceuticdrug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
placeboAn innocuous or inert medication
powderAny of various cosmetic or medical preparations dispensed / dispensed in the form of a pulverized powder
prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drugA drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
probenecidA uricosuric drug that reduces the level of uric acid in the blood
purgative, cathartic, physic, aperientA purging medicine
remedy, curative, cure, therapeuticA medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve / relieve pain
rubefacientA medicine for external application that produces redness of the skin
sedative, sedative drug, depressant, downerA drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
soothing syrupmedicine in the form of a syrup that has a calming effect
specificA medicine that has a mitigating effect on a specific disease
sucralfate, Carafatemedicine consisting of a tablet (trade name Carafate) used to treat peptic ulcers
sudorific, sudatoryA medicine that causes or increases sweating
suppositoryA small plug of medication designed for insertion into the rectum or vagina where it melts
tincture(pharmacology) a medicine consisting of an extract in an alcohol solution
tonic, restorativeA medicine that strengthens and invigorates
tyrosine kinase inhibitorA drug used in cases of chronic myeloid leukemia
vermicideAn agent that kills worms (especially those in the intestines)
vermifuge, anthelmintic, anthelminthic, helminthicA medication capable of causing the evacuation of parasitic intestinal worms
BroaderdrugA substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
SubstancesphysostigmineUsed in treatment of Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma
Spanishfármaco, medicación, medicamento, medicamentos, medicina, remedio
Catalanfàrmac, medicament, medicina
Verbsmedicatetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
English > medication: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of treating with medicines or remedies.
Narroweradministration, giving medicationThe act of administering medication
antipyresismedication with antipyretics to treat a fever
Broadertherapy(medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)
Spanishmedicación
Catalanmedicació
Verbsmedicatetreat medicinally, treat with medicine
medicateimpregnate with a medicinal substance

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