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a drug or gas given to someone before a medical operation to stop them feeling pain. Anesthetics that affect the whole of your body by making you unconscious are called general anesthetics and anesthetics that make you have no feeling in only a part of your body are called local anesthetics
a drug that cures illnesses and infections caused by bacteria. Doctors often give people a course of antibiotics, when they have to take a fixed amount of medicine each day for several days.
a substance that prevents blood from coagulating (=becoming more solid)
a drug used for treating someone who is depressed (=so unhappy that they are considered sick)
a drug used to treat an allergy (=a bad reaction to something you swallow or touch)
a drug taken to reduce inflammation (=swelling, heat, and pain)
a drug that prevents or cures malaria
a drug that makes your heart work more slowly, used for treating high blood pressure
a pill shaped like an oval (=a long narrow circle)
a substance that makes you vomit
a type of anesthetic (=a drug or gas a doctor gives you to stop you from feeling pain) that affects only one part of your body
a drug given to young children by injection to protect them against measles, mumps, and rubella. Some parents are worried about their children being given the MMR vaccine because they believe it may cause autism.
a pill that some people take to make them healthier, containing various vitamins and minerals
a medicine that you can buy from a store without a doctor’s prescription
a solid medicine or chemical substance put into a woman’s vagina to cure an infection or to prevent her becoming pregnant
a drug that is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood
a chemical that is produced in the body or made as a drug. Steroids can act as hormones or be used for treating conditions such as swelling, or, illegally, by athletes to improve their performance.
a drug in the form of a small block that is put inside the rectum or vagina to treat a medical condition
a substance put into the body, usually by injection, in order to provide protection against a disease
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