Drug And Medicine Of The Medical Field And Classification Of Medicine

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A drug is any material that modifies the central nervous system, brain chemistry or bodily functions. There is no single definition since there are different definitions of the word "drug", with regard to medicine, government and street usage. Dictionary.com gives the drug meaning as "a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-bein". pharmacotherapy is an important part of the medical field and relies on the science of pharmacology for continual advancement and on pharmacy for suitable department. The world of drug is huge; it has a great history, so it should have classified ; scientists’ efforts in this field and classification of medicine.

Drug is existed form ancient ages in different cultures. Types of drugs in increase because there is increase and development. scientists found a lot about drug and medicine in cultures as ancient Egyptians such "Ebers papyrus" book in 1550 BC, Old Indian "ayruveda" book and chinese medicine. There are a lot of authors of antiquity such as Hippocrates and Dioscorides. In the Islamic era they found book written by Ibn al Tabari, one else by Ibn Sina "canon Of medicine" and another one by Ibn Albaytar (1148-1197) "Jame-al-Muffradat". As the huge amounts of drugs and complexity drscribtion of medicine scientists tried to classify drug and medicine . Historically, drugs were discovered through identifying the…

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