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Mme Collins, Health-Medicine

TermDefinition
Medicine a substance that when taken into or applied to the body helps prevent or cure some disease, injury, or medical problem
Vaccine a preparation containing weakened or dead pathogens of a particular disease given to prevent one from contracting that disease
Pharmacist a person concerned with the preparation, distribution and sale of medicines
Drug dangerous and often illegal substance, including alcohol and tobacco
Additive interaction when medicines work together in a positive way
Synergistic effect the interaction of two or more medicines that results in a greater effect than when the medicines are taken independently
Antagonistic interaction when the effect of a medicine is reduced or cancelled when taken with other medicine
Tolerance a state when the body becomes used to the effect of a medicine or drug and requires larger doses of that medicine/drug to produce the same effect
Withdrawal the state when a person stops taking a medicine to which he/she is physiologically dependant: symptoms include nervousness, insomnia, severe nausea, headaches, vomiting, chills and cramps
Medicine misuse using a medicine in a way that is not intended
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