adjuvant Medicine. a substance added to a medicinal preparation to assist the action of the principal ingredient. alcoholomania an obsession with alcohol. apothecary 1. apharmacy. 2. a pharmacist. barbiturism a condition of chronic poisoning caused by excessive use of barbiturates. cannabism 1. addiction to marijuana. 2. a toxic condition caused by excessive use of marijuana. cataphoresis the introduction of drugs into the body by means of an electric current. chloroformism a condition caused by the habitual use of chloroform. cinchonism a toxic condition owing to excessive use of cinchona and marked by headache, dizziness, and ringing in the ears. Also called quininism, quinism. cinchonology a branch of pharmacology that studies cinchona and its derivatives, as quinine and quinidine. Also called quinology. cocainism the condition of being addicted to cocaine. cubebism a toxic condition caused by smoking cubeb or Java pepper, formerly dried and crushed for medicinal purposes. diatesseron Obsolete Pharmacy. a mixture of four medicines in syrup or honey. dosimetry dosiology. See also measurement; radiation. —dosimetrist, n. —dosimetric, dosimetrical, adj. dosiology, dosology the study and determination of the doses in which medicines should be administered. Also called dosimetry. electuary a preparation consisting of pulverized medication mixed with honey. etheromania a mania for ether. formulary a book or Hst of medicines, with formulas and instructions for their preparation. galactopoietic any substance that stimulates the production and flow of milk. —galactopoietic, adj. hallucinogen a substance that induces hallucinations. —hallucinogenic, adj. laudanum tincture of opium or any preparation, especially in liquid form, in which opium is the main ingredient. lethomania a mania for narcotics. magma a pharmaceutical preparation in which precipitated matter is suspended in a watery substance. See also geology. —magmatic, adj. meconism an addiction to opium; opium eating. Also called meconophagism. meconology Rare. a treatise on the opium poppy. morphinism the condition produced by the excessive use of morphine. —morphinist, n. morphiomania an addiction to and intense craving for morphine. Also morphinmania. narcohypnosis hypnosis with the aid of drugs. narcomania an abnormal desire for drugs. narcosis, narcoma a condition of stupor or unconsciousness induced by drugs. narcosynthesis a form of treatment for mental illness that involves placing the patient under the influence of a narcotic. narcotism 1. the narcosis or narcoma induced by drugs. 2. an addiction to drugs. opiomania an addiction to opium. opiophagism, opiophagy the habitual use of opium. opiumism the excessive and habitual use of opium. pharmaceutics the science of pharmacy or pharmacology. pharmacodynamics the division of pharmacology concerned with the action and breakdown of drugs in the body. —pharmacodynamic, pharmacodynamical, adj. pharmacognosy the branch of pharmacology that studies the composition, use, and history of drugs. —pharmacognosist, n. —pharmacognostic, adj. pharmacography the description of drugs and their effects. pharmacology the branch of medical science that studies the preparation, uses, and effects of drugs. —pharmacologist, n. —pharmacologic, pharmacological, adj. pharmacopedics, pharmacopedia the branch of medical science that studies drugs and medicinal preparations. —parmacopedic, adj. pharmacophobia an abnormal fear of drugs. pharmacopoeia a book, usually of an official nature, containing a list of approved drugs and medicines, with information regarding their properties, preparation, and use. Also called antidotary. 2. a pharmacist’s stock of drugs. pharmacopolist an apothecary or pharmacist. pharmacy 1. the art of preparing drugs and medicines, especially the discovery of new varieties. 2. the place where drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary. 3. a drug therapy. —pharmacist, n. potomania 1. an excessive tendency to drink alcoholic beverages. 2. delirium tremens. Also called tromomania. quininism, quinism cinchonism. sudorific a medicine or other substance that causes or stimulates sweating. Also called diaphoretic, hidrotic. —sudorific, adj. synergism, synergy the joint action of agents, as drugs, that, taken together, produce a greater effect than the sum of their individual effects. —synergistic, adj. tabacism, tabagism addietion to tobacco; poisoning from excessive use of tobacco. Also tobaccoism. teaism the habitual use of tea. theriac, theriaca a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle. —theriac, theriacal, therial, adj. tincture Pharmacy. a medicinal substance in soluble form, especially in a solution of alcohol. toxicomania an addietion to drugs, especially opium or cocaine.