Our medical terms glossary will help
you make sense of product and drug lables and terms which doctors and
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A substance that induces or causes an abortion.
With a hot caustic taste or causing irritation and inflamation on
A substance which aids another ingredient to be more effective.
A substance which gradually benefits the body but which doesn't
have any specific noticeable effect.
A substance which aleviates or removes pain.
A substance which lowers sexual appetite or potency.
A substance which lessens feeling or sensation.
A substance which is soothing and lessens pain.
A substance which eliminates or destroys worms in the intestines.
A substance which kills or impedes the growth of micro-organisms.
A substance produced in the blood or tissues in response to a
specific antigen, such as a bacterium or a toxin. Antibodies destroy or
weaken bacteria and neutralize organic poisons, thus forming the basis
A substance which stops blood clotting.
A substance which stops nausea and vomiting.
A substance which stops or diminishes sweating.
A substance which stops or diminishes calculi, or stones in the
urinary tract and aids in decomposing ones which exist.
A substance contained in foods which significantly decreases the
adverse effects of free radicals and/or environmental pollutants.
A substance which cancels out periodic or sporatic diseases (eg.
A substance which dimishes inflammation.
A substance which stops or diminshes fever.
A substance which cures or prevents scurvy providing vitamin C.
A substance which cancels out scrofula.
A substance which kills or impeads the growth of bacteria.
A substance which stops or diminishes cramps or spasms.
A substance which diminishes coughing.
An antibody formed in response to and capable of neutralizing a
specific toxin of biological origin.
A gentle bowel stimulant or mild laxitive.
A substance which stimulates or increases sexual appetite or
A substance which increases the appetite.
Something which has a pleasant smell.
A substance which shrinks tissues and lowers secretions and
a) A substance which is soothing. b) A viscous substance obtained
from trees or plants for use in medicinal remedies.
Available to being assimilated by the body.
A substance which has a sharp unpleasant taste that stimulates
the mucous membranes in the mouth and stomach to stimulate appetite and
A substance which acts as a tranquilizer or gentle sedative.
Less than 5 calories for each serving
A substance which has an effect on the heart -- usually as a
A substance which causes intestinal gas to be expelled.
A substance which acts as a laxative.
A substance which is corrosive or burning to tissues.
A substance which augments the flow of bile into the intestines.
A substance which causes blood clotting.
A substance which causes irritation in one part of the body to
offset inflamation which is in a different part.
A substance which comforts irritation especially mucosa.
A substance which eliminates or hides odors.
A substance which calms or lowers nervous activity (opposite of a
A substance which cleans up and eliminates impurities.
A substance which is used to clean injuries, lesions, ulcers.
A substance which causes or increases sweating.
A substance which enhances or stimulates digestion.
A substance which kills or slows the growth of micro-organisms
that can cause disease.
A substance which stimulates urination.
A substance which produces nausea or vomiting.
A substance which increases or stimulates menstration.
A substance which softens and soothes external irritation.
A substance which causes sneezing and nasal discharges.
A substance which stimulates an exaggerated feeling of well-being.
A substance which stimulates the excretion of mucus from
Less than 1/2 gram of fat per serving
A substance which lowers or stops fever.
A substance which prpmotes or augments milk secretion.
A substance which causes hallucinations.
A substance which stops bleeding.
Any plant or part of a plant which is used for medicinal
purposes, or nutritional value. (Also may be used for
coloring and dyeing--these are not generally considered in this
Contains 5 grams of more of fiber per serving
A substance which encourages or causes sleep.
A substance which produces inflammation or unusually high
A substance which encourages bowel movements.
With 1/3 less calories than similar products
Less than 3 grams of fat in each serving
An inorganic element, such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium,
or zinc, that is essential for human nutrition.
Describes something which has a sticky or jelly-like nature.
A substance which lowers pain while causing sleep in small
amounts but which can produce convultions, cpma, or death in large
A substance which calms and tranquilizes nerves.
Chemical and natural preservatives are not present in the product
Less than 5 milligrams per serving
The process by which a living human assimilates food and uses it
for growth and for replacement of tissues.
A substance which aids or hastens childbirth by encouraging
uterine muscle contractions.
Strong laxitive; A substance which causes strong bowel movements.
A substance which cools excessive body temperature.
A substance which revives consciousness.
A substance which is mildly irritating causing redness when
applied to the skin.
A substance which calms nerves, lowers stress, diminishes
A substance which promotes salivation or drooling.
A substance which encourages or increases physiological activity.
A substance which fortifies or enhances the stomach.
Less than 1/2 gram of sugar per serving
Any of various different foods or products added to a habitual
diet to make up for a deficiency, to enhance growth, improve health or
compensate for toxic influences on the body.
A substance which fortifies or stimulates the body or specific
areas or organs.
A substance which is poisonous and capable of causing disease but
which also may neutralize antibodies or antitoxins.
A substance which causes increased blood pressure by shrinking
A substance which lowers blood pressure by enlarging blood
A substance which expells worms from the intestine.
A substance which causes blistering.
An organic substance essential for normal growth and activity of