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- Antiviral drug : A chemical that interfers with the replication cycle of viruses.
- Bell's Palsy : Condition that involves the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve) and results in the paralysis of one side of the face.
- Dermatomic area : An area of skin that is supplied by a single pair of dorsal roots.
- Digital object identifier : Unique label for a computer readable object that can be found on the internet, usually used in academic journals.
- Famciclovir : Antiviral drug used for the treatment of herpes viruses, especially herpes zoster (shingles).
- Food and Drug Administration : The agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services responsible for regulating food, dietary supplements, drugs, biological medical products, blood products, medical devices, radiation-emitting devices, veterinary products, and cosmetics.
- Gabapentin : a medication used for epilepsy and postherpetic neuralgia
- Guanine : Natural biomolecule used as one of the five bases in RNA and DNA.
- Herpes : Diseases caused by the herpes simplex virus.
- Homeopathy : System of alternative medicine involving administration of highly diluted substances with the intention to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, not considered proven by mainstream science.
- Pain : Unpleasant feeling or hurtful sensation that is conveyed to the brain by stimulation of sensory neurons.
- Penciclovir : antiviral drug used to treat herpes virus infections
- Prednisone : A synthetic anti-inflammatory glucocorticoid steroid designed as a mimic of the naturally occurring steroid cortisone.
- Pregabalin : An anticonvulsant drug used for neuropathic pain and as an adjunct therapy for partial seizures with or without secondary generalization in adults.
- Vaccine : "suspensions of killed or attenuated microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, or rickettsiae), antigenic proteins derived from them, or synthetic constructs, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious and other diseases."(National Library of Medicine)
- Virus classification : Naming and placing viruses into a taxonomic system.