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Medicated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Medicate \Med"i*cate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Medicated; p. pr. & vb. n. Medicating.] [L. medicatus, p. p. of medicare, medicari. See Medicable.]
  1. To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug. ``Medicated waters.'' --Arbuthnot.
  2. To treat with medicine.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Medicated'


A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as medicine, medication or medicament, can be loosely defined as any chemical substance intended for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease.

Medications can be classified in various ways, such as by chemical properties, mode or route of administration, biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. An elaborate and widely used classification system is the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (ATC system). The World Health Organization keeps a list of essential medicines.

A sampling of classes of medicine includes:

Drugs affecting the central nervous system include: hypnotics, anaesthetics, antipsychotics, antidepressants (including tricyclic antidepressants, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, lithium salts, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs)), antiemetics, anticonvulsants/antiepileptics, anxiolytics, barbiturates, movement disorder (e.g., Parkinson's disease) drugs, stimulants (including amphetamines), benzodiazepines, cyclopyrrolones, dopamine antagonists, antihistamines, cholinergics, anticholinergics, emetics, cannabinoids, and 5-HT (serotonin) antagonists.

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