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A drug is any substance (other than food that provides nutritional support) that, when inhaled, injected, smoked, consumed, absorbed via a patch on the skin, or dissolved under the tongue causes a temporary physiological (and often psychological) change in the body.[2][3] In pharmacology, a pharmaceutical drug, also called a medication or medicine, is a chemical substance used to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose a disease or to promote well-being.[2] Traditionally drugs were obtained through extraction from medicinal plants, but more recently also by organic synthesis.[4] Pharmaceutical drugs may be used for a limited duration, or on a regular basis for chronic disorders.[5] Pharmaceutical drugs are often classified into drug classes—groups of related drugs that have similar chemical structures, the same mechanism of action (binding to the same biological target), a related mode of action, and that are used to treat the same disease.[6][verification needed][7] The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (ATC), the most widely used drug classification system, assigns drugs a unique ATC code, which is an alphanumeric code that assigns it to specific drug classes within the ATC system. Another major classification system is the Biopharmaceutics Classification System. This classifies drugs according to their solubility and permeability or absorption properties.[8] Psychoactive
Psychoactive
drugs are chemical substances that affect the function of the central nervous system, altering perception, mood or consciousness.[9] They include alcohol, a depressant (and a stimulant in small quantities), and the stimulants nicotine and caffeine. These three are the most widely consumed psychoactive drugs worldwide[10] and are also considered recreational drugs since they are used for pleasure rather than medicinal purposes.[11] Other recreational drugs include hallucinogens, opiates and amphetamines and some of these are also used in spiritual or religious settings. Some drugs can cause addiction [12] and all drugs can have side effects.[13] Excessive use of stimulants can promote stimulant psychosis. Many recreational drugs are illicit and international treaties such as the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs exist for the purpose of their prohibition.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Medication 3 Spiritual and religious use 4 Smart drugs and designer drugs 5 Recreational drug
Recreational drug
use 6 Administration of drugs 7 Control of drugs 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading 11 External links

Etymology In English, the noun "drug" is thought to originate from Old French "drogue", possibly deriving later into "droge-vate" from Middle Dutch meaning "dry barrels", referring to medicinal plants preserved in them.[14] The transitive verb "to drug" (meaning intentionally administer a substance to someone, often without their knowledge) arose later and invokes the psychoactive rather than medicinal properties of a substance.[15] Medication

Nexium
Nexium
is a proton-pump inhibitor. It is used to reduce the production of stomach acid.

Main articles: Pharmaceutical drug
Pharmaceutical drug
and Drug
Drug
class A medication or medicine is a drug taken to cure or ameliorate any symptoms of an illness or medical condition. The use may also be as preventive medicine that has future benefits but does not treat any existing or pre-existing diseases or symptoms. Dispensing of medication is often regulated by governments into three categories—over-the-counter medications, which are available in pharmacies and supermarkets without special restrictions; behind-the-counter medicines, which are dispensed by a pharmacist without needing a doctor's prescription, and prescription only medicines, which must be prescribed by a licensed medical professional, usually a physician.[16] In the United Kingdom, behind-the-counter medicines are called pharmacy medicines which can only be sold in registered pharmacies, by or under the supervision of a pharmacist. These medications are designated by the letter P on the label.[17] The range of medicines available without a prescription varies from country to country. Medications are typically produced by pharmaceutical companies and are often patented to give the developer exclusive rights to produce them. Those that are not patented (or with expired patents) are called generic drugs since they can be produced by other companies without restrictions or licenses from the patent holder.[18] Pharmaceutical drugs are usually categorised into drug classes. A group of drugs will share a similar chemical structure, or have the same mechanism of action, the same related mode of action or target the same illness or related illnesses.[6][7] The Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System (ATC), the most widely used drug classification system, assigns drugs a unique ATC code, which is an alphanumeric code that assigns it to specific drug classes within the ATC system. Another major classification system is the Biopharmaceutics Classification System. This groups drugs according to their solubility and permeability or absorption properties.[8] Spiritual and religious use Main article: Entheogen

An Amazonian shaman

San Pedro, a psychoactive cactus

Some religions, particularly ethnic religions are based completely on the use of certain drugs, known as entheogens, which are mostly hallucinogens,—psychedelics, dissociatives, or deliriants. Some drugs used as entheogens include kava which can act as a stimulant, a sedative, a euphoriant and an anesthetic. The roots of the kava plant are used to produce a drink which is consumed throughout the cultures of the Pacific Ocean. Some shamans from different cultures use entheogens, defined as "generating the divine within"[19] to achieve religious ecstasy. Amazonian shamans use ayahuasca (yagé) a hallucinogenic brew for this purpose. Mazatec shamans have a long and continuous tradition of religious use of Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum
a psychoactive plant. Its use is to facilitate visionary states of consciousness during spiritual healing sessions.[20] Silene undulata
Silene undulata
is regarded by the Xhosa people
Xhosa people
as a sacred plant and used as an entheogen. Its root is traditionally used to induce vivid (and according to the Xhosa, prophetic) lucid dreams during the initiation process of shamans, classifying it a naturally occurring oneirogen similar to the more well-known dream herb Calea ternifolia.[21] Peyote
Peyote
a small spineless cactus has been a major source of psychedelic mescaline and has probably been used by Native Americans for at least five thousand years.[22][23] Most mescaline is now obtained from a few species of columnar cacti in particular from San Pedro and not from the vulnerable peyote.[24] The entheogenic use of cannabis has also been widely practised [25] for centuries.[26] Rastafari
Rastafari
use marijuana (ganja) as a sacrament in their religious ceremonies. Psychedelic mushrooms (psilocybin mushrooms), commonly called magic mushrooms or shrooms have also long been used as entheogens. Smart drugs and designer drugs Main articles: Nootropic
Nootropic
and Designer drug Nootropics, also commonly referred to as "smart drugs", are drugs that are claimed to improve human cognitive abilities. Nootropics are used to improve memory, concentration, thought, mood, learning, and many other things. Some nootropics are now beginning to be used to treat certain diseases such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease. They are also commonly used to regain brain function lost during aging. Other drugs known as designer drugs are produced. An early example of what today would be labelled a 'designer drug' was LSD, which was synthesised from ergot.[27] Other examples include analogs of performance-enhancing drugs such as designer steroids taken to improve physical capabilities and these are sometimes used (legally or not) for this purpose, often by professional athletes.[28] Other designer drugs mimic the effects of psychoactive drugs. Since the late 1990s there has been the identification of many of these synthesised drugs. In Japan and the United Kingdom this has spurred the addition of many designer drugs into a newer class of controlled substances known as a temporary class drug. Synthetic cannabinoids have been produced for a longer period of time and are used in the designer drug synthetic cannabis. Recreational drug
Recreational drug
use

Cannabis is a commonly used recreational drug.[29]

Main article: Recreational drug
Recreational drug
use Further information: Prohibition of drugs Recreational drug use
Recreational drug use
is the use of a drug (legal, controlled, or illegal) with the primary intention of altering the state of consciousness through alteration of the central nervous system in order to create positive emotions and feelings. The hallucinogen LSD is a psychoactive drug commonly used as a recreational drug.[30] Some national laws prohibit the use of different recreational drugs; and medicinal drugs that have the potential for recreational use are often heavily regulated. However, there are many recreational drugs that are legal in many jurisdictions and widely culturally accepted. Cannabis is the most commonly consumed controlled recreational drug in the world (as of 2012).[31] Its use in many countries is illegal but is legally used in several countries usually with the proviso that it can only be used for personal use. It can be used in the leaf form of marijuana (grass), or in the resin form of hashish. Marijuana
Marijuana
is a more mild form of cannabis than hashish. There may be an age restriction on the consumption and purchase of legal recreational drugs. Some recreational drugs that are legal and accepted in many places include alcohol, tobacco, betel nut, and caffeine products, and in some areas of the world the legal use of drugs such as khat is common.[32] There are a number of legal intoxicants commonly called legal highs that are used recreationally. The most widely used of these is alcohol. Administration of drugs All drugs, can be administered via a number of routes, and many can be administered by more than one.

Bolus is the administration of a medication, drug or other compound that is given to raise its concentration in blood to an effective level. The administration can be given intravenously, by intramuscular, intrathecal or subcutaneous injection. Inhaled, (breathed into the lungs), as an aerosol or dry powder. (This includes smoking a substance) Injection as a solution, suspension or emulsion either: intramuscular, intravenous, intraperitoneal, intraosseous. Insufflation, or snorted into the nose. Orally, as a liquid or solid, that is absorbed through the intestines. Rectally as a suppository, that is absorbed by the rectum or colon. Sublingually, diffusing into the blood through tissues under the tongue. Topically, usually as a cream or ointment. A drug administered in this manner may be given to act locally or systemically.[33] Vaginally as a pessary, primarily to treat vaginal infections.

Control of drugs There are numerous governmental offices in many countries that deal with the control and oversee of drug manufacture and use, and the implementation of various drug laws. The Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs is an international treaty brought about in 1961 to prohibit the use of narcotics save for those used in medical research and treatment. In 1971, a second treaty the Convention on Psychotropic Substances had to be introduced to deal with newer recreational psychoactive and psychedelic drugs. The legal status of Salvia divinorum
Salvia divinorum
varies in many countries and even in states within the United States. Where it is legislated against the degree of prohibition also varies. The Food
Food
and Drug
Drug
Administration (FDA) in the United States is a federal agency responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter medications, vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, blood transfusions, medical devices, electromagnetic radiation emitting devices, cosmetics, animal foods[34] and veterinary drugs. See also

Pharmacy
Pharmacy
and Pharmacology
Pharmacology
portal

Controlled Substances Act Drug
Drug
development Inverse benefit law Lifestyle drug List of drugs List of pharmaceutical companies List of psychoactive plants List of Schedule I drugs (US) Pharmacognosy Placebo Prodrug Specialty drugs (United States) United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

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Further reading

Richard J. Miller (2014). Drugged: the science and culture behind psychotropic drugs. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-995797-2. 

External links

DrugBank, a database of 4800 drugs and 2500 protein drug targets "Drugs", BBC Radio 4 discussion with Richard Davenport-Hines, Sadie Plant and Mike Jay (In Our Time, May 23, 2002)

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Pharmacology: major drug groups

Gastrointestinal tract/ metabolism (A)

stomach acid

Antacids H2 antagonists Proton pump inhibitors

Antiemetics Laxatives Antidiarrhoeals/Antipropulsives Anti-obesity drugs Anti-diabetics Vitamins Dietary minerals

Blood
Blood
and blood forming organs (B)

Antithrombotics

Antiplatelets Anticoagulants Thrombolytics/fibrinolytics

Antihemorrhagics

Platelets Coagulants Antifibrinolytics

Cardiovascular system (C)

cardiac therapy/antianginals

Cardiac glycosides Antiarrhythmics Cardiac stimulants

Antihypertensives Diuretics Vasodilators Beta blockers Calcium channel blockers renin–angiotensin system

ACE inhibitors Angiotensin II receptor antagonists Renin inhibitors

Antihyperlipidemics

Statins Fibrates Bile acid sequestrants

Skin (D)

Emollients Cicatrizants Antipruritics Antipsoriatics Medicated dressings

Genitourinary system (G)

Hormonal contraception Fertility agents SERMs Sex hormones

Endocrine system (H)

Hypothalamic–pituitary hormones Corticosteroids

Glucocorticoids Mineralocorticoids

Sex hormones Thyroid hormones/Antithyroid agents

Infections and infestations (J, P, QI)

Antimicrobials: Antibacterials (Antimycobacterials) Antifungals Antivirals Antiparasitics

Antiprotozoals Anthelmintics Ectoparasiticides

IVIG Vaccines

Malignant disease (L01–L02)

Anticancer agents

Antimetabolites Alkylating Spindle poisons Antineoplastic Topoisomerase inhibitors

Immune disease (L03–L04)

Immunomodulators

Immunostimulants Immunosuppressants

Muscles, bones, and joints (M)

Anabolic steroids Anti-inflammatories

NSAIDs

Antirheumatics Corticosteroids Muscle
Muscle
relaxants Bisphosphonates

Brain and nervous system (N)

Analgesics Anesthetics

General Local

Anorectics Anti-ADHD agents Antiaddictives Anticonvulsants Antidementia agents Antidepressants Antimigraine
Antimigraine
agents Antiparkinson
Antiparkinson
agents Antipsychotics Anxiolytics Depressants Entactogens Entheogens Euphoriants Hallucinogens

Psychedelics Dissociatives Deliriants

Hypnotics/Sedatives Mood Stabilizers Neuroprotectives Nootropics Neurotoxins Orexigenics Serenics Stimulants Wakefulness-promoting agents

Respiratory system (R)

Decongestants Bronchodilators Cough medicines H1 antagonists

Sensory organs (S)

Ophthalmologicals Otologicals

Other ATC (V)

Antidotes Contrast media Radiopharmaceuticals Dressings Senotherapeutics

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Recreational drug
Recreational drug
use

Major recreational drugs

Depressants

Barbiturates Benzodiazepines Carbamates Ethanol
Ethanol
(alcohol)

Alcoholic drinks Beer Wine

Gabapentinoids GHB Inhalants

Medical

Nitrous oxide

Hazardous solvents

contact adhesives Gasoline nail polish remover Paint thinner

Other

Freon

Kava Nonbenzodiazepines Quinazolinones

Opioids

Buprenorphine

Suboxone Subutex

Codeine Desomorphine

Krokodil

Dextropropoxyphene

Darvocet Darvon

Fentanyl Diamorphine

Heroin

Hydrocodone Hydromorphone

Dilaudid

Methadone Mitragyna speciosa

Kratom

Morphine

Opium

Oxycodone

/paracetamol

Tramadol

Stimulants

Amphetamine Arecoline

Areca

Betel Caffeine

Coffee Energy drinks Tea

Cathinone

Khat

Cocaine

Coca Crack

Ephedrine

Ephedra

MDPV Mephedrone Methamphetamine Methylone Methylphenidate Modafinil Nicotine

Tobacco

Theobromine

Cocoa Chocolate

Entactogens

2C series 6-APB

Benzofury

AMT MDA MDMA

Ecstasy

Hallucinogens

Psychedelics

Bufotenin

Psychoactive
Psychoactive
toads Vilca Yopo

DMT

Ayahuasca

LSA LSD-25 Mescaline

Peruvian torch Peyote San Pedro

Psilocybin
Psilocybin
/ Psilocin

Psilocybin
Psilocybin
mushrooms

Dissociatives

DXM Glaucine Inhalants

Nitrous oxide alkyl nitrites poppers amyl nitrite

Ketamine MXE Muscimol

Amanita muscaria

PCP Salvinorin A

Salvia divinorum

Deliriants

Atropine
Atropine
and Scopolamine

Atropa belladonna Datura Hyoscyamus niger Mandragora officinarum

Dimenhydrinate Diphenhydramine

Cannabinoids

JWH-018 THC

Cannabis Hashish Hash oil Marijuana

Oneirogens

Calea zacatechichi Silene capensis

Club drugs

Cocaine Quaaludes MDMA
MDMA
(Ecstasy) Nitrous oxide Poppers

Drug
Drug
culture

Cannabis culture

420 Cannabis cultivation Cannabis smoking Head shop Legal history of cannabis in the United States Legality of cannabis Marijuana
Marijuana
Policy Project Medical cannabis NORML Cannabis and religion Stoner film

Coffee
Coffee
culture

Coffee
Coffee
break Coffeehouse Latte art Tea
Tea
house

Drinking culture

Bartending Beer
Beer
culture Beer
Beer
festival Binge drinking Diethyl ether Drinking games Drinking song Happy hour Hip flask Nightclub Pub Pub
Pub
crawl Sommelier Sports bar Tailgate party Wine
Wine
bar Wine
Wine
tasting

Psychedelia

Psychonautics Art Drug Era Experience Literature Music Microdosing Therapy

Smoking
Smoking
culture

Cigarette card Fashion cigarettes Cloud-chasing Loosie Smokeasy Smoking
Smoking
fetishism Tobacco
Tobacco
smoking

Other

Club drug Counterculture of the 1960s Dance party Drug
Drug
paraphernalia Drug
Drug
tourism Entheogen Hippie Nootropic Party and play Poly drug use Rave Religion and drugs Self-medication Sex and drugs Whoonga

Drug production and trade

Drug production

Coca
Coca
production in Colombia Drug
Drug
precursors Opium
Opium
production in Afghanistan Rolling meth lab

Drug
Drug
trade

Illegal drug trade

Colombia

Darknet market Drug
Drug
distribution

Beer
Beer
shop Cannabis shop Liquor store Liquor license

Issues with drug use

Abuse Date rape drug Impaired driving Drug
Drug
harmfulness

Effects of cannabis

Addiction Dependence

Prevention Opioid
Opioid
replacement therapy Rehabilitation Responsible use

Drug-related crime Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder Long-term effects of cannabis Neurotoxicity Overdose Passive smoking

of tobacco or other substances

Legality of drug use

International

1961 Narcotic Drugs 1971 Psychotropic Substances 1988 Drug
Drug
Trafficking Council of the European Union decisions on designer drugs

State level

Drug
Drug
policy

Decriminalization Prohibition Supply reduction

Policy reform

Demand reduction Drug
Drug
Policy Alliance Harm reduction Law Enforcement Action Partnership Liberalization

Latin America

Students for Sensible Drug
Drug
Policy Transform Drug
Drug
Policy Foundation

Drug
Drug
policy by country

Australia Canada Germany India Netherlands Portugal Slovakia Soviet Union Sweden Switzerland United States

Just Say No Office of National Drug
Drug
Control Policy School district drug policies California Colorado Maryland Virginia

Other

Arguments for and against drug prohibition Capital punishment for drug trafficking Cognitive liberty Designer drug Drug
Drug
court Drug
Drug
possession Drug
Drug
test Narc Politics of drug abuse War on Drugs

Mexican Drug
Drug
War Plan Colombia Philippine Drug
Drug
War

Zero tolerance

Lists of countries by...

Alcohol legality

Alcohol consumption

Anabolic steroid
Anabolic steroid
legality Cannabis legality

Annual use Lifetime use

Cigarette consumption Cocaine
Cocaine
legality

Cocaine
Cocaine
use

Methamphetamine
Methamphetamine
legality Opiates use Psilocybin
Psilocybin
mushrooms legality Salvia legality

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Receptor/signaling modulators

Amino acids and similar/related

Amino acids and related: GABA receptor modulators GABAA receptor positive modulators GABA metabolism and transport modulators GHB receptor modulators Glutamate metabolism and transport modulators Glycine receptor modulators Ionotropic glutamate receptor modulators Metabotropic glutamate receptor modulators

Monoamines: Adrenergic receptor modulators Dopamine receptor modulators Histamine receptor modulators Melatonin receptor modulators Monoamine metabolism modulators Monoamine neurotoxins Monoamine releasing agents Monoamine reuptake inhibitors Serotonin receptor modulators TAAR modulators

Acetylcholine: Acetylcholine metabolism and transport modulators Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor modulators Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor modulators

Others: Imidazoline receptor modulators Purine receptor modulators Sigma receptor modulators Thyroid hormone
Thyroid hormone
receptor modulators

Lipids

Eicosanoids: Cannabinoid
Cannabinoid
receptor modulators Leukotriene signaling modulators Prostanoid signaling modulators

Phospholipids: Lysophospholipid signaling modulators PAF receptor modulators

Steroids: Androgen receptor modulators Estrogen receptor modulators Glucocorticoid
Glucocorticoid
receptor modulators Mineralocorticoid
Mineralocorticoid
receptor modulators Progesterone receptor modulators Steroid metabolism modulators

Other nuclear receptors: Nuclear receptor modulators PPAR modulators Retinoid receptor modulators Vitamin
Vitamin
D receptor modulators Xenobiotic-sensing receptor modulators

Peptides/proteins

General: Signaling peptide/protein receptor modulators

Peptides: Angiotensin receptor modulators GH/IGF-1 axis signaling modulators GnRH and gonadotropin receptor modulators Melanocortin receptor modulators Neurokinin receptor modulators Opioid
Opioid
receptor modulators Oxytocin and vasopressin receptor modulators

Cytokines: Cytokine receptor modulators Chemokine receptor modulators Interleukin receptor modulators TNF receptor superfamily modulators

Growth factors: Growth factor receptor modulators TGFβ receptor superfamily modulators

Others and non-receptor

Enzymes: Cytochrome P450 modulators Histone deacetylase inhibitors Phosphodiesterase inhibitors

Ion channels: Ion channel modulators TRP channel modulators

Transporters: Symporter inhibitors

Others: Nitric oxide signaling modulators

See also Pharmacomodulation Cell signaling

.