Definition of Medicinal drug

1. Noun. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.

Exact synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicine
Specialized synonyms: Acyclovir, Zovirax, Alendronate, Fosamax, Allopurinol, Zyloprim, Amrinone, Inocor, Analgesic, Anodyne, Pain Pill, Painkiller, Angiogenesis Inhibitor, Antiarrhythmic, Antiarrhythmic Drug, Antiarrhythmic Medication, Antibacterial, Antibacterial Drug, Bactericide, Anticholinergic, Anticholinergic Drug, Anticholinesterase, Anticoagulant, Anticoagulant Medication, Decoagulant, Anticonvulsant, Anticonvulsant Drug, Antiepileptic, Antiepileptic Drug, Antidepressant, Antidepressant Drug, Antidiabetic, Antidiabetic Drug, Antidiarrheal, Antidiarrheal Drug, Antidiuretic, Antidiuretic Drug, Antiemetic, Antiemetic Drug, Antihistamine, Antihypertensive, Antihypertensive Drug, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-inflammatory Drug, Antiprotozoal, Antiprotozoal Drug, Antipyretic, Febrifuge, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antispasmodic Agent, Spasmolytic, Antitussive, Antiviral, Antiviral Agent, Antiviral Drug, Apc, Astringent, Astringent Drug, Styptic, Atomic Cocktail, Azathioprine, Imuran, Blocker, Blocking Agent, Bronchodilator, Calcium Blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker, Carminative, Atromid-s, Clofibrate, Clopidogrel Bisulfate, Plavix, Cold Medicine, Counterirritant, Cytotoxic Drug, Decongestant, Demulcent, Diaphoretic, Antabuse, Disulfiram, Dosage, Dose, Drixoral, Drug Cocktail, Haart, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, Expectorant, Expectorator, Fixed-combination Drug, Gemfibrozil, Lopid, Haematinic, Hematinic, Herbal Medicine, Histamine Blocker, Immune Suppressant Drug, Immunosuppressant, Immunosuppressive, Immunosuppressive Drug, Immunosuppressor, Inhalant, Inhalation, Isoproterenol, Isuprel, Isordil, Isosorbide, Lipid-lowering Medication, Lipid-lowering Medicine, Statin, Statin Drug, Mecholyl, Methacholine, Nux Vomica, Over-the-counter Drug, Over-the-counter Medicine, Oxytocic, Oxytocic Drug, Camphorated Tincture Of Opium, Paregoric, Patent Medicine, Cuprimine, Penicillamine, Metrazol, Pentamethylenetetrazol, Pentylenetetrazol, Pharmaceutic, Pharmaceutical, Placebo, Powder, Ethical Drug, Prescription, Prescription Drug, Prescription Medicine, Probenecid, Aperient, Cathartic, Physic, Purgative, Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic, Rubefacient, Depressant, Downer, Sedative, Sedative Drug, Soothing Syrup, Specific, Carafate, Sucralfate, Sudatory, Sudorific, Suppository, Tincture, Restorative, Tonic, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, Vermicide, Anthelminthic, Anthelmintic, Helminthic, Vermifuge
Generic synonyms: Drug
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Terms within: Physostigmine
Examples of category: Prescription, Nonprescription, Over-the-counter
Derivative terms: Medicate, Medicate, Medicate, Medicinal, Medicine

Lexicographical Neighbors of Medicinal Drug

medicinable finger
medicinal charcoal
medicinal chemistry
medicinal drug (current term)
medicinal eruption
medicinal finger
medicinal leech
medicinal scarlet red
medicinal soft soap
medicinal zinc peroxide
medicine ball
medicine cabinet
medicine cabinets
medicine chest

Literary usage of Medicinal drug

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1905)
"UNCOMPOUNDED medicinal drug. An "uncompounded medicinal drug," In pharmacy, is a drug not made up of two or more constituent drugs or chemicals, ..."

2. Drug Labeling In Developing Countriesby DIANE Publishing Company by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"HAI has published a detailed critique of the IFPMA Code and WHO'S Ethical Criteria for medicinal drug Promotion (see ch. 6) (86). ..."

3. Lex Mercatoria: Or, A Complete Code of Commercial Law; Being a General Guide by Wyndham Beawes, Joseph Chitty (1813)
"... a medicinal drug. Commerce of Canton and Siam. The ships sail from Canton to Siam about the 20th of November, and are thirty or forty days in their ..."

4. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1905)
"The root of the angusti/olia species is the one which is in de- as a medicinal drug, although it is a question whether the pur- does not have similar ..."

5. The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine (1860)
"But the proposal would benefit the foreign producer and trader in an article which, either as a luxury—if not abused, or as a medicinal drug, is a perfectly ..."

6. The Political State of Great Britain edited by Abel Boyer (1716)
"... as a medicinal Drug, without being exempted under the Notion of a Drug ufed in Dying. And Sixthly, That all Stocks of the faid Commodity called Senna, ..."

7. The Statutes at Large from the Magna Charta, to the End of the Eleventh by Great Britain (1765)
"... charged on fenna as a' medicinal drug by the a<5t made in the »•e. ... and t) (barge the duties en fenna as a medicinal drug, and for the appropriating ..."

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