Drug is a substance which may have medicinal, hallucinating, enhancing or other effects when taken into a human body and is not considered a food. In pharmacology, a drug is a chemical substance that is used in the treatment, prevention or diagnosis of a disease and or else used to enhance or modify physical and or mental well-being of an individual. Opioids or hallucinogens are the chemical substance that affects the central nervous system and are classified as recreational drugs. These drugs are perceived for the beneficial effects through its usage but some drugs can cause addiction and or habituation. Depending upon the disorder or any form of discomforts in the body, drugs can be prescribed for a limited duration of time or can be used on a regular basis for chronic disorders. Drugs are distinguished from endogenous biochemical in the aspect of its being introduction from outside into the body. Drugs whether it is medicinal or recreational can be administered in the body in a number of ways like orally, sublingually, topically, etc depending upon its target area and or time lapse expected. Scholarly peer review is the process of subjecting an author'sscholarlywork, research, or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field, before a paper describing this work is published in a journal. The work may be accepted, considered acceptable with revisions, or rejected. Peer review requires a community of experts in a given (narrowly defined) field, who are qualified and able to perform reasonably impartial review.
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