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Words Related to Medical Science - Forms of Medicine

Here you will learn some English words related to the different forms of medicine, such as "lozenge", "pill", and "drops".

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Words Related to Medical Science
ointment
[noun]
a substance, usually smooth and oily, rubbed on the skin for medical purposes
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lozenge
[noun]
a sweet-flavored small and often lozenge-shaped tablet that dissolves in one's mouth, usually taken for sore throat
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drops
[noun]
a liquid medication that is administered in small quantities, typically using a dropper or similar device
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sublingual administration
[noun]
a method of delivering medication or substances by placing them under the tongue
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chewable tablet
[noun]
a medication that can be bitten and chewed before swallowing
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serum
[noun]
the clear, yellowish fluid component of blood that remains after clotting, containing water, electrolytes, antibodies, and various proteins
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orally disintegrating tablet
[noun]
a type of medication that dissolves quickly in the mouth without the need for water or chewing
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effervescent tablet
[noun]
a type of medication or supplement that dissolves in water, producing a fizzy or bubbly solution, often used for oral consumption
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spansule
[noun]
an extended-release capsule or tablet that gradually releases medication over an extended period of time, reducing the need for frequent dosing
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over-the-counter
[adjective]
(of drugs and medicines) available for purchase without a physician's prescription
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draft
[noun]
a specific measure or quantity of liquid medication, typically prescribed for oral administration, intended for therapeutic use in a patient's treatment regimen
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scored tablet
[noun]
a medication tablet that has a line or groove on its surface, allowing it to be easily divided or broken into smaller doses if necessary, typically to accommodate different dosage strengths or individual dosage needs
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pill
[noun]
a small round medication we take whole when we are sick
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placebo
[noun]
a medicine without any physiological effect that is given to a control group in an experiment to measure the effectiveness of a new drug or to patients who think they need medicine when in reality they do not
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salve
[noun]
any medicinal ointment that accelerates the recovery of the skin barrier or protects it
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tablet
[noun]
a small round piece of medicine, containing an active drug and excipients, that should usually be swallowed
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