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antiretroviral
/ˌæntɪɹˌɛtɹoʊvˈaɪɚɹəl/
adjective
relating to to medications or treatments that inhibit the replication of retroviruses, such as HIV
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antibacterial
/ˌæntibækˈtɪɹiəɫ/
adjective
related to substances or agents that have the ability to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria
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antiviral
/ˌæntiˈvaɪɹəɫ/
adjective
inhibiting or destroying the growth and replication of viruses
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aseptic
/æsˈɛptɪk/
adjective
medically clean and free from any form of contamination
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curative
/ˈkjʊɹətɪv/
adjective
having properties that can cure a disease or illness
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corrective
/kɝˈɛktɪv/
adjective
intended or designed to improve or correct a bad or undesirable situation
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habit-forming
/hˈæbɪtfˈɔːɹmɪŋ/
adjective
(medicine) relating to substances or treatments that have the potential to lead to dependency or the development of a regular, difficult-to-break routine in individuals using them
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hypodermic
/ˌhaɪpəˈdɝmɪk/
adjective
related to the parts deep under the skin
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intravenous
/ˌɪntɹəˈvinəs/
adjective
within, administered into, taking place in, or connected to a vein
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mind-bending
/mˈaɪndbˈɛndɪŋ/
adjective
(medicine) related to pharmaceutical substances or treatments that alter mental functions or perceptions, commonly used in psychiatric or neurological care
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oral
/ˈɔɹəɫ/
adjective
related to or occurring in the mouth or the oral cavity
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pharmaceutical
/ˌfɑɹməˈsutɪkəɫ/
adjective
related to the production, use, or sale of medicines
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potent
/ˈpoʊtənt/
adjective
indicating a strong and impactful effect
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prophylactic
/ˌpɹɑfɪˈɫæktɪk/, /ˌpɹoʊfɪˈɫæktɪk/
adjective
taking substances or measures to prevent the occurrence or spread of disease or infection
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psychedelic
/ˌsaɪkəˈdɛɫɪk/
adjective
(medicine) inducing vivid sensory perceptions, altered states of consciousness, or heightened awareness, often associated with hallucinogenic effects
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psychoactive
/sˌaɪkoʊˈæktɪv/
adjective
(medicine) affecting the mind or mental processes, often leading to alterations in mood, perception, or consciousness
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remedial
/ɹɪˈmidiəɫ/
adjective
related to treatments or actions that aim to fix or improve health issues
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antidepressant
/ˌæntidɪˈpɹɛsənt/
adjective
(of drugs and medications) used to alleviate or prevent depression
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narcotic
/nɑɹˈkɑtɪk/
adjective
(of a drug or substance) affecting one's mind in a harmful way
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painkilling
/pˈeɪŋkɪlɪŋ/
adjective
related to methods or drugs that can remove or reduce pain
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broad-spectrum
/bɹˈɔːdspˈɛktɹəm/
noun
effective against a wide range of pathogens or diseases
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performance-enhancing
/pɚfˈoːɹmənsɛnhˈænsɪŋ/
adjective
describing to substances or techniques used to improve physical or cognitive abilities, often in sports or competition
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nonprescription
/ˌnɑnpɹəsˈkɹɪpʃən/
adjective
(medicine) available for purchase without requiring a prescription from a healthcare professional
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integrative
/ˈɪntɪɡɹətˌɪv/
adjective
combining diverse elements or practices into a unified whole, often used in healthcare or wellness
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