What's a Drug? - Duke's Materia Tonica
January 1, 2019 11:31
A drug is a non-healing form of medicine used by medical healthcare professionals to intervene in the causes of conditions and diseases, given by diagnosis, for treatment, prevention, management, and cure.
Drugs are often petroleum based lab-created pharmaceuticals, but some may also be a concentrated pure constituent that is derived from plants and approved for medical use.
Drugs Work By Intervening With Disease
Drugs work in a few ways; by chemically acting as substitutes for non-functioning structures in the body's systems, organs, glands, and tissues; and drugs intervene in any states or causes of illness and sickness in the emotions and mind; and drugs are used for infection of bacteria and viruses.
Some drugs require a healthcare professional's prescription to purchase and use while other over-the-counter drugs may be purchased at a pharmacy.
Drugs are Not Food
Drugs Are Not Food And Supplements †
Drugs are not to be confused with food, nutrients, medicinal herbs, or any other type of dietary supplement. Drugs are substitutes for non-working parts of the body, emotions, and mind and do not work like dietary supplements which add-to working parts of the body, emotions, and mind; therefore, using drugs as nutrients, medicinal herbs, and dietary supplements is known as quackery.