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adjunct

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(aj-unkt)

a subsidiary drug used in treating a disorder, which is administered in conjunction with, and provides additional benefits to, the main drug used in treatment.

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aggression

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Behaviour in an animal that serves to intimidate or injure another animal, but that is not connected with predation.

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amantadine

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n. an antiviral drug that increases the activity of dopamine in the brain and is used mainly to treat Parkinson’s disease. Common side-effects include nervousness, loss of...

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amine

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Any one of a group of organic compounds derived by replacing one or more of the hydrogen atoms in ammonia by organic groups. Primary amines have one hydrogen replaced, e.g. methylamine, CH3null...

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amphetamine

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A drug, 1-phenyl-2-aminopropane (or a derivative of this compound), that stimulates the central nervous system by causing the release of the transmitters noradrenaline and dopamine from...

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antiparkinsonian

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(Of or relating to) any drug that alleviates parkinsonism or the pseudo-parkinsonian side-effects of neuroleptic drugs such as the phenothiazines. In particular, l-dopa or bromocriptine...

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antipsychotic

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(anti-sy-kot-ik)

describing one of a group of drugs used to treat severe mental disorders (psychoses), including schizophrenia and mania; some are administered in small doses to...

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apomorphine

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(apŏ-mor-feen)

a drug used mainly in the treatment of Parkinson's disease that is poorly controlled by levodopa. It is administered by subcutaneous injection or infusion. Trade...

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aromatic-l-amino acid decarboxylase

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abbr.: AADC; EC 4.1.1.28; systematic name: aromatic‐l‐amino‐acid carboxy‐lyase; other names: dopa decarboxylase; tryptophan decarboxylase; hydroxytryptophan decarboxylase. An...

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attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

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(ADD/ADHD)

A common childhood-onset behavioural disorder in which there is persistent inattention and/or hyperactive-impulsive behaviour. Boys are more likely to be affected than...

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