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Zarontin is a brand name for ethosuximide, a type of anticonvulsant.


Zeldox is a brand name for ziprasidone, a type of antipsychotic drug.


Zeolite is a food supplement which comes from a volcanic mineral called clinoptilolite, which is sometimes used as a chelating agent or to boost the immune system.


Zinc is a trace element found widely in the environment, including in many foodstuffs.


Ziprasidone is a type of atypical antipsychotic drug, which is sometimes used to treat problem behaviours in people on the autism spectrum.


Zispin is a brand name for mirtazapine, a type of SSRI antidepressant used to treat the symptoms of moderate to severe depression.


Zolafren is a brand name for olanzapine, a type of typical antipsychotic drug.


Zoloft is a brand name for sertraline, a type of SSRI antidepressant.

Zone Therapy

Zone therapy is another name for reflexology, the practice of stimulating points on the feet, hands and ears.


Zyprexa is a brand name for olanzapine, an atypical antipsychotic drug.

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