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Descriptor English: Illicit Drugs
Descriptor Spanish: Drogas Ilícitas
Descriptor Portuguese: Drogas Ilícitas
Descriptor French: Substances illicites
Entry term(s): Club Drug
Club Drugs
Drug, Club
Drug, Illegal
Drug, Illicit
Drug, Recreational
Drug, Street
Drugs, Club
Drugs, Illegal
Drugs, Illicit
Drugs, Recreational
Drugs, Street
Illegal Drug
Illegal Drugs
Illicit Drug
Recreational Drug
Recreational Drugs
Street Drug
Street Drugs
Tree number(s): D26.878
VS2.002.001.016
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013287
Scope note: Drugs that are manufactured, obtained, or sold illegally. They include prescription drugs obtained or sold without prescription and non-prescription drugs. Illicit drugs are widely distributed, tend to be grossly impure and may cause unexpected toxicity.
Annotation: coordinate with specific drug or chemical
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Drug and Narcotic Control (1968-1976)
Substance Abuse (1968-1976)
Public MeSH Note: 2020 (1977); see DRUGS 1977-1986; STREET DRUGS 1987-2018
History Note: 2020 (1977); use DRUGS 1977-1986
Related: Designer Drugs MeSH
Health Surveillance DeCS
Substance-Related Disorders MeSH
DeCS ID: 24318
Unique ID: D013287
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1987/01/01
Date of Entry: 1976/04/16
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Illicit Drugs - Preferred
Concept UI M0020562
Scope note Drugs that are manufactured, obtained, or sold illegally. They include prescription drugs obtained or sold without prescription and non-prescription drugs. Illicit drugs are widely distributed, tend to be grossly impure and may cause unexpected toxicity.
Preferred term Illicit Drugs
Entry term(s) Drug, Illegal
Drug, Illicit
Drugs, Illegal
Drugs, Illicit
Illegal Drug
Illegal Drugs
Illicit Drug
Street Drugs - Narrower
Concept UI M0020561
Preferred term Street Drugs
Entry term(s) Drug, Street
Drugs, Street
Street Drug
Recreational Drugs - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0020563
Preferred term Recreational Drugs
Entry term(s) Drug, Recreational
Drugs, Recreational
Recreational Drug
Club Drugs - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M000639642
Preferred term Club Drugs
Entry term(s) Club Drug
Drug, Club
Drugs, Club



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