Dealing with Expired Medications - Are They Still Safe to Take? - Glossary

Jayashree Thakwani
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on Nov 10, 2017
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Glossary

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome): A condition in which there is a tendency to overactivity of the bowel emptying activity, accompanied by abdominal pain and diarrhea; the cause of the condition is unknown but psychological and allergic factors are generally believed to play a role

Inhaler: A device used to introduce a powdered or misted drug into the lungs through the mouth, usually to treat respiratory disorders such as asthma

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease): Emphysema, bronchitis, asthma or other diseases in which the lungs'' ability to exchange air is impaired.

Antibiotics: A drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria and other microorganisms.

Angina: A disease marked by spasmodic attacks of intense suffocative pain.

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