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Descriptor in English: Drugs, Essential
Descriptor in Spanish: Medicamentos Esenciales
Descriptor in Portuguese: Medicamentos Essenciais
Descriptor in French: Médicaments essentiels
Entry term(s): Essential Drugs
Tree number(s): D26.355
VS2.002.001.013
Scope note: Drugs considered essential to meet the health needs of a population as well as to control drug costs.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
History Note: 1996
See also the descriptors: Formularies as Topic MeSH
DeCS UI: 32768
Descriptor UI: D018954
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/02/17
Revision Date: 2014/06/16
Drugs, Essential - Preferred
Concept UI M0028324
Scope note Drugs considered essential to meet the health needs of a population as well as to control drug costs.
Preferred term Drugs, Essential
Entry term(s) Essential Drugs



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