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hives raised red bumps on the skin most often caused by an allergic reaction
wheal a raised mark on the skin; characteristic of many allergic reactions
ulcer An open sore on an external or internal surface of the body, caused by a break in the skin or mucous membrane that fails to heal.
tumor A swelling of a part of the body, generally without inflammation, caused by an abnormal growth of tissue, whether benign or malignant
teratogen An agent or factor that causes malformation of an embryo
malignant Very virulent or infectious
benign Gentle; kindly
cancer The disease caused by an uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in a part of the body.
carcinogenic Having the potential to cause cancer
cytotoxic agent the quality of being toxic to cells
analgesic any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain
antibiotic A medicine that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
antiemetic a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine A drug or other compound that inhibits the physiological effects of histamine, used esp. in the treatment of allergies
decongestant - a type of pharmaceutical drug that is used to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract
laxative A food or drug that stimulates evacuation of the bowels
mineral A solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence
narcotic A drug or other substance affecting mood or behavior and sold for nonmedical purposes, esp. an illegal one
nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) medicines that relieve pain, swelling, stiffness, and inflammation
steroid Any of numerous naturally occurring or synthetic fat-soluble organic compounds having as a basis 17 carbon atoms arranged in four rings and including the sterols and bile acids, adrenocortical and sex hormones, certain natural drugs such as digitalis comp
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