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Descriptor English: Nonprescription Drugs
Descriptor Spanish: Medicamentos sin Prescripción
Descriptor medicamentos sin prescripción
Entry term(s) Medicamentos OTC (en EEUU)
especialidad farmacéutica publicitaria
especialidades farmacéuticas publicitarias
fármacos de venta sin receta
fármacos sin prescripción
medicamento OTC
medicamento de patente
medicamento de venta libre
medicamento de venta sin receta
medicamentos de dispensación sin receta
medicamentos de venta sin receta
medicamentos patentados
Scope note: Medicamentos que pueden venderse legalmente sin PRESCRIPCIÓN MÉDICA.
Descriptor Portuguese: Medicamentos sem Prescrição
Descriptor French: Médicaments sans ordonnance
Entry term(s): Drug, Non-Prescription
Drug, Nonprescription
Drug, OTC
Drug, Over-the-Counter
Drugs, Non Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Drugs, Nonprescription
Drugs, OTC
Drugs, Over-the-Counter
Medicine, Patent
Medicines, Patent
Non Prescription Drug
Non Prescription Drugs
Non-Prescription Drug
Non-Prescription Drugs
Nonprescription Drug
OTC Drug
OTC Drugs
Over the Counter Drug
Over the Counter Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drug
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Patent Medicine
Patent Medicines
Tree number(s): D26.530
VS2.002.001.006
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004366
Scope note: Medicines that can be sold legally without a DRUG PRESCRIPTION.
Annotation: entry term OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS: BEHIND-THE-COUNTER DRUGS is also available
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
Previous Indexing: Drugs (1966-1972)
Public MeSH Note: 2009; see DRUGS, NON-PRESCRIPTION 1973-2008
History Note: 2009(1973)
DeCS ID: 4424
Unique ID: D004366
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1974/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Nonprescription Drugs - Preferred
Concept UI M0006860
Scope note Medicines that can be sold legally without a DRUG PRESCRIPTION.
Preferred term Nonprescription Drugs
Entry term(s) Drug, Non-Prescription
Drug, Nonprescription
Drug, OTC
Drug, Over-the-Counter
Drugs, Non Prescription
Drugs, Non-Prescription
Drugs, Nonprescription
Drugs, OTC
Drugs, Over-the-Counter
Medicine, Patent
Medicines, Patent
Non Prescription Drug
Non Prescription Drugs
Non-Prescription Drug
Non-Prescription Drugs
Nonprescription Drug
OTC Drug
OTC Drugs
Over the Counter Drug
Over the Counter Drugs
Over-the-Counter Drug
Over-the-Counter Drugs
Patent Medicine
Patent Medicines



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