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Dr. Daniel Ziegler
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Iv Drug Use (Definition)

Drug dependence means that a person needs a drug to function normally. Abruptly stopping the drug leads to withdrawal symptoms. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance, despite its ...Read more


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What is meant by drug toxicity?

What is meant by drug toxicity?

Toxicity: This the inherent capacity of a therapeutic compound to produce negative results by damaging your body in some fashion. There are very few medications which do not have some toxic effects. ...Read more

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I am a i.V drug user. My body constantly aches. What could this mean?

I am a i.V drug user. My body constantly aches. What could this mean?

Body Speaks to us!: It probably wants a break; it wants sleep and good nutrition. It probably wants to save your life. Please use this reaching out for help as a beginning to asking for help to get clean and to stay clean. Even at 18 you can survive this. ...Read more

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What is meant by the term an orphan drug?

What is meant by the term an orphan drug?

Seldom needed: The term "orphan drug" is usually applied to products that have such a small market of potential consumers that it is unlikely the drug companies would invest in drug development. Getting a drug through the fda approval process takes hundreds of millions of dollars. By creating an orphan status, fda costs are less & a company could develop a drug quicker for the rare diseases & make a profit. ...Read more

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What do clear drug test results mean?

What do clear drug test results mean?

Need more info: What test? If you mean a urine drug test for substances of abuse, that would mean the substances that were tested for were not detected and you cannot be accused of substance abuse. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a drug has poor solubility?

What does it mean if a drug has poor solubility?

Not easy to dissolv: Simply, drug solubility is a phenomenon where a drug gets dissolved into a liquid to spread evenly throughout the solution. So when a drug is not soluble in water, it might, instead, stay clumped together. When a drug has poor lipid solubility, it will not cross into cells or tissues. That may prevent it from being absorbed by the stomach or into different organs (like the brain). ...Read more

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If a drug has bi-exponential distribution (vancomycin), what does that mean?

If a drug has bi-exponential distribution (vancomycin), what does that mean?

Drug distribution: This is a statistical complicated function that can be used to describe a drug's distribution through tissues and blood in the body. It cannot be easily explained here, but if you have mathematical abilities, go on line and look this up. Good luck. ...Read more

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I just took a drug test a few minutes ago and I've noticed black specks floating around. it may have been brown. What does this mean?

I just took a drug test a few minutes ago and I've noticed black specks floating around. it may have been brown. What does this mean?

Hard to say: It could be debris from the cup or it could represent possible particulate matter from the urinary tract. Sometimes there can be small enough sediment from early kidney stones but if there was no pain or discomfort, passage of kidney stones that were fully formed is much less likely. ...Read more

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I am a pharmacist i read on a drug that" it take 2 years to 200 mg of drug to decompose by 40%" did they mean 40 % remained or decomposed ?

I am a pharmacist i read on a drug that" it take 2 years to 200 mg of drug to decompose by 40%" did they mean 40 % remained or decomposed ?

My vote: decomposed: I vote for 40% decomposed, if the sentence says "to decompose by 40%", meaning what remains is 60% of the original amount. However, we don't know for sure what the original author intended to mean. ...Read more