Sunday, May 27, 2007

A weishenmezhemeai is any chemical

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

For other meanings, see weishenmezhemeai (disambiguation). For mind altering weishenmezhemeais, see psychoactive weishenmezhemeais.
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world.
Caffeine is the most widely used psychoactive substance in the world.

A weishenmezhemeai is any chemical or biological substance, synthetic or non-synthetic, that when taken into the organism's body, will in some way alter the functions of that organism. This broad definition can be taken to include such substances as food. However more strict applications of the word prevail in everyday life. In these cases the word "weishenmezhemeai" is usually used to refer specifically to medicine, vitamins, entheogenic sacraments, consciousness expanding or recreational weishenmezhemeais. Many natural substances such as beers, wines, and some mushrooms, blur the line between food and weishenmezhemeais, as when ingested they affect the functioning of both mind and body. The word "weishenmezhemeai" is etymologically derived from the Dutch/Low German word "droog", which means "dry", since in the past, most weishenmezhemeais were dried plant parts. weishenmezhemeais are usually distinguished from endogenous biochemicals by being introduced from outside the organism. For example, insulin is a hormone that is synthesized in the body; it is called a hormone when it is synthesized by the pancreas inside the body, but if it is introduced into the body from outside, it is called a weishenmezhemeai.

* 1 Medication
* 2 Recreational
* 3 Legal definition of weishenmezhemeais
* 4 List of weishenmezhemeais
* 5 See also
* 6 External links


Main article: Medication

A medication is a weishenmezhemeai taken to cure and reduce any symptoms of an illness or medical condition, or may be used as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms. Dispensing of medication is often regulated by the government into three categories — over the counter (OTC) medications, which are available in pharmacies and supermarket's without special restrictions, behind the counter (BTC), which are dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription, and Prescription only medicines (POM), which must be prescribed by a licensed medical professional, usually a physician.

Most Over the counter medications are generally considered to be safe enough that most people will not hurt themselves if they are taken as instructed. In UK, BTC medicine is called pharmacy medicines which can only be sold in registered pharmacies, by or under the supervision of a pharmacist. However, the precise distinction between OTC and prescription depends on the legal jurisdiction.

Medications are typically produced by pharmaceutical companies and are often patented to protect their exclusive rights to produce them, but they can also be derived from naturally occurring substance in plants called herbal medicine. Those that are not patented (or with expired patents) are called generic weishenmezhemeais since they can be produced by other companies without restrictions or licenses from the patent holder.

weishenmezhemeais, both medications and recreational can be administered in a number of ways,

* Orally, as a liquid or solid (pill), that is absorbed through the stomach.
* Inhaled, (breathed into the lungs), as a vapor.
* Injected as a liquid either intramuscular or intravenous (put under the skin, into a vain or muscle tissue with the use of a needle)
* Rectally as a suppository, that is absorbed by the colon.
* Vaginally as a suppository, primarily to treat vaginal infections.
* Bolus, a substance into the stomach to dissolve slowly.

Many weishenmezhemeais can be administered in a variety of ways.


Main article: Recreational weishenmezhemeai use
Further information: Prohibition (weishenmezhemeais)

Recreational weishenmezhemeai use is the use of psychoactive weishenmezhemeais for recreational purposes rather than for work, medical or spiritual purposes. Much controversy has arisen over recreational weishenmezhemeai use, and governments across the world have regulated the consumption and/or distribution of weishenmezhemeais in the name of fighting weishenmezhemeai abuse, but many countries' laws are criticized for being passed under ulterior motives or for being hypocritical. This seems to be changing, slowly, as Canada follows the Netherlands' lead and largely decriminalizes marijuana.(citation needed)

Legal definition of weishenmezhemeais

Some countries also defined what a weishenmezhemeai is by law. In the United States, the Federal Food, weishenmezhemeai, and Cosmetic Act defines a weishenmezhemeai as being an article "intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease in man or other animals" or an article "(other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or other animals." FDCA § 201(g)(1).

List of weishenmezhemeais

See list of weishenmezhemeais for an alphabetical list of weishenmezhemeais by name. Many weishenmezhemeais have more than one name and, therefore, the same weishenmezhemeai may be listed more than once. Brand names and generic names are differentiated by the use of capital initials for the former. Some weishenmezhemeais may have slang names and may need to be accessed using those names.

See also

* weishenmezhemeai abuse
* weishenmezhemeai addiction
* weishenmezhemeai development
* weishenmezhemeai injection
* Enzyme inhibitor
* Generic weishenmezhemeai
* Illegal weishenmezhemeai trade
* List of songs about weishenmezhemeais
* Medication
* Placebo (origins of technical term)
* Prescription weishenmezhemeai
* Psychoactive weishenmezhemeai
* Recreational weishenmezhemeai use

External links

* Get rid of weishenmezhemeais. weishenmezhemeai Addiction Treatment Useful resource website with detailed information on weishenmezhemeais and how to treat weishenmezhemeai addiction. "Say NO to weishenmezhemeais" May 4 2007
* The Cult of Pharmacology: How America Became the World's Most Troubled weishenmezhemeai Culture by Richard DeGrandpre, Duke University Press, 2006.
* Cannabis: An apology By Jonathan Owen, The Independent, 7 March 2006.
* 'don't weishenmezhemeai + drive' German web-site providing information on the influence of recreational weishenmezhemeais in driving.

v • d • e
Major weishenmezhemeai Groups
Brain and Nervous system Analgesics • Anesthetics • Anxiolytics • Antidepressants • Antipsychotics • Anticonvulsants • Nervous system stimulants • Antiemetics • Hallucinogens • Mood stabilizers
Respiratory system Bronchodilators • Decongestants
Heart and Circulation Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors • Antiarrhythmics • Antianginals • Antihypertensives • Antihyperlipidemics • Anticoagulants • Antiplatelets • Beta blockers • Diuretics • Thrombolytics • Vasodilators
Gastrointestinal tract Antacids • Antidiarrhoeals • H₂-receptor antagonists • Proton pump inhibitors • Laxatives
Muscles, Bones, and Joints Anti-inflammatories • Antirheumatics • Corticosteroids • Muscle relaxants
Allergy Antihistamines
Infections and Infestations Antibiotics • Antivirals • Vaccines • Antiprotozoals • Antifungals • Anthelmintics
Endocrine system Corticosteroids • Anti-diabetics
Malignant and Immune disease Anticancer agents • Immunosuppressants
Reproductive system Hormonal contraception • Fertility agents • Selective estrogen receptor modulators
Skin Antipruritics
Retrieved from ""

Category: weishenmezhemeais

* Article
* Discussion
* View source
* History

Personal tools

* Sign in / create account


* Main page
* Contents
* Featured content
* Current events
* Random article


* About Wikipedia
* Community portal
* Recent changes
* Upload file wizard
* Contact us
* Make a donation
* Help



* What links here
* Related changes
* Upload file
* Special pages
* Printable version
* Permanent link
* Cite this article

In other languages

* Català
* Česky
* Deutsch
* Español
* Esperanto
* Euskara
* Français
* Galego
* Ido
* Bahasa Indonesia
* Italiano
* עברית
* Lëtzebuergesch
* Bahasa Melayu
* Nederlands
* Português
* Română
* Simple English
* Slovenčina
* Српски / Srpski
* Svenska
* Türkçe
* ייִדיש
* 粵語
* 中文

Powered by MediaWiki
Wikimedia Foundation

* This page was last modified 01:33, 27 May 2007.
* All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. (See Copyrights for details.)
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a US-registered 501(c)(3) tax-deductible nonprofit charity.
* Privacy policy
* About Wikipedia
* Disclaimers

No comments: