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Therapeutic use
Treatment of a disease or condition to relieve symptoms

Example: medications for allergies
Diagnostic use
Example: dye that is injected into a vein so that enhances the x-rays to specific body parts such as kidney or lung
Curative use
Kills or removes the causative agent

Example: antibiotics to treat a throat infection caused by Streptococcus (Strep throat)
Replacement use
hormones, vitamins
Preventive or prophylactic use
Wards off or lessens the severity of a disease

Example: any of the vaccinations you’ve received such as tetanus, measles, polio, mumps