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Treatment for Malaria
quinine, made from the bark of the Cinchona tree
(also called "Jesuit's powder")
The first anesthetic
cocaine (1884) (active ingredient in coca leaves)
Pain relieving ingredient in white willow tree bark
salicylic acid (nature's aspirin)
acetylsalicylic acid
aspirin
pharmacology
the study of drugs-their properties, uses, applications, and effects
pharmacognosy
the study of physical, chemical, biochemical and biological properties of drugs & search for new drugs from natural sources
materia medica
generally pharmacolgy, but also refers to the drugs in use
pharmacopeia
an authoritative listing of drugs and issues related to their use
pharmaceutical
of or about drugs; also, a drug product
panacea
(panakeia-Greek)
a cure-all
antitoxin
a substance that acts against a toxin in the body; also a vaccine containing antitoxins, used to fight disease
antibiotic
a substance which harms or kills microorganisms like fungi and bacteria
hormone
chemicals produced by the body that regulate body function and processes
human genome
the complete set of gentic material contained in a human cell