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Descriptor in English: drug effects
Descriptor in Spanish: efectos de los fármacos
Descriptor in Portuguese: efeitos dos fármacos
Descriptor in French: effets des médicaments et des substances chimiques
Entry term(s): effect of drugs
pharmacologic effects
Scope note: Used with organs, regions, tissues, or organisms and physiological and psychological processes for the effects of drugs and chemicals.
Annotation: subhead only; for effect of exogenously administered drugs & chemicals; includes their mechanism of action; see MeSH scope note in Introduction; indexing policy: Manual 19.8.25; DF: /drug eff or /DE
Online Note: search policy: Online Manual; use: main heading/DE or DE (SH) or SUBS APPLY DE
History Note: 66; used with Category A, B & G 1966; A, B, F & G 1967-74; A, B, F1-2 & G4-11 1975-81; A, B1, B3-6, F1-2 & G4-11 1982; A, B1, B3-6, F1-2 & G4-12 1983-86; A, B1, B3-6, F1-2, G4-12, BLOOD PROTEINS+, DNA+ & RNA+ 1987-88; A, B1, B3-6, F1-2, G4-12, BLOOD PROTEINS+ & NUCLEIC ACIDS+ 1989; A2-16, B1, B3-6, D12 & G4-12 1990 forward
Entry Version: DRUG EFF
Abbreviation: DE
DeCS UI: 22021
Descriptor UI: Q000187
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1973/12/27
Revision Date: 2003/07/22
drug effects - Preferred
Concept UI M0030371
Scope note Used with organs, regions, tissues, or organisms and physiological and psychological processes for the effects of drugs and chemicals.
Preferred term drug effects
Entry term(s) effect of drugs
pharmacologic effects



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