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What is the different between the drug and medicine?

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Anonymous 19 Sep 2012

Hello alkurdi. Most medications are considered to be simply put a drug. However, certain families of drugs, such as oncology, are not necessarily considered not to be a medication/medicine. They are more often not used as a medicine, but that of a drug(s) in helping to fight a certain form of cancer. The word "medicine" might be used to describe say a cough syrup. Regards pledge

Anonymous 19 Sep 2012

Hello Pledge, have a nice day my friend.

Anonymous 19 Sep 2012

Thanks maso. Be well my friend.

Anonymous 19 Sep 2012

Hello,

Drug:

Therapeutic agent; any substance, other than food, used in the prevention, diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, or cure of disease. For types or classifications of drugs, see the specific name.

To administer or take a drug, usually implying an overly large quantity or a narcotic.

General term for any substance, stimulating or depressing, that can be habituating or addictive, especially a narcotic.

https://www.drugs.com/dict/drug.html

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Medicine:

A drug.
The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations.

The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually requiring surgical intervention.

https://www.drugs.com/dict/medicine.html

Take care,

maso.-

DzooBaby 19 Sep 2012

All medicines are drugs but not all drugs are medicine.

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