Our name is composed of two
Word one: drug
Word two: buyers
We all know what
"buyers" means but the word drug is not so clear.
Please see below for what the best
dictionaries think the word "drug" means...
Etymology: Middle English drogge
Date: 14th century
... a substance used as a medication or in the preparation of medication
... according to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (1) : a
substance recognized in an official pharmacopoeia or formulary (2) : a
substance intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or
prevention of disease (3) : a substance other than food intended to
affect the structure or function of the body (4) : a substance intended
for use as a component of a medicine but not a device or a component, part, or
accessory of a device
(MEDICINE) noun [C]
any natural or artificially made chemical which is used as a medicine
Unfortunately, the tumour failed to respond to drugs/drug therapy.
At the time, some 500 000 patients were receiving the drug on prescription.
Perhaps drug companies should spend less on product promotion and more on
research and development.
He takes drugs for his high blood pressure.
drug -- (a substance that is used
as a medicine...)
A substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a
component of a medication...
Press Dictionary of Science and Technology
1. any chemical compound that is used in the prevention, diagnosis,
treatment, or cure of disease, for the relief of pain, or to control or improve
any physiological or pathological disorder in humans or animals. Any chemical
compound that is used in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, or cure of
disease, for the relief of pain, or to control or improve any physiological or
pathological disorder in humans or animals
Anyone interested in other definitions, or
uses of the word "drug", is in the wrong place!