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Antibodies attack and neutralize antigens in the bloodstream. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Antibodies

Antibodies are also called immunoglobulins.
Antibodies constitute a vital part of the body's immune response to antigens. Learn more about antibodies.

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Ephedra is a herb that is used to treat respiratory problems. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Ephedra

Ephedra is a natural stimulant also known as Ma Huang.

A child receives a polio vaccination. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

General Health » Drugs and Medicines

Who developed the poliomyelitis vaccine in America?

Which immunologist is credited for developing the polio vaccine?

A patient with an IV hookup. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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How is patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) administered?

Learn how patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) is administered.

Orphan drugs refer to medications that treat less common diseases. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is meant by the term "orphan drugs"?

Learn what makes a drug an orphan drug.

Monoclonal antibodies are designed to attack a specific antigen. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What are monoclonal antibodies?

Find out how monoclonal antibodies may be used to treat cancer.

Anabolic steroids have become a controversial subject because of their effects and risks, especially in baseball. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Why are anabolic steroids harmful?

Understand what makes anabolic steroids dangerous.

There are several common ways to measure medication. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What are the common medication measures?

Find out how medications are measured.

Pharmacognosy is the science of natural drugs. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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What is pharmacognosy?

Pharmacognosy is the science of natural drugs and their properties. Read the definition of pharmacognosy.

Penicillin is a bacteria with important medical properties. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who discovered penicillin?

Find out which British bacteriologist discovered penicillin.

The antibiotic streptomycin was created to fight tuberculosis. [©Shutterstock, 2010]

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Who discovered the antibiotic streptomycin?

Find out which scientist invented the antibiotic streptomycin.

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