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Medicine

Drug that prevents or cures an illness or eases its symptoms

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Vaccine

Preparation of dead or weakened pathogens that is introduced into the body to cause an immune response

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Antibiotics

Medicines that reduce or kill harmful bacteria in the body

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Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medicine

Medicine that you can buy without a doctor's permission

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Prescription Medicine

Medicine that can only be obtained legally only with a doctor's written permission

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Side Effect

Reaction to a medicine other than the one intended

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Tolerance

Body's need for larger and larger amounts of a drug to produce the same effect

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Medicine Misuse

Taking medicine in a way that is not intended

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Medicine Abuse

Intentionally using medicines in ways that are unhealthful and illegal

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