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Descriptor English: Drug Repositioning
Descriptor Spanish: Reposicionamiento de Medicamentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Reposicionamento de Medicamentos
Descriptor French: Repositionnement des médicaments
Entry term(s): Drug Repurposing
Drug Rescue
Repositioning, Drug
Repurposing, Drug
Rescue, Drug
Tree number(s): E05.290.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D058492
Scope note: The deliberate and methodical practice of finding new applications for existing drugs.
Annotation: do not confuse with OFF-LABEL USE
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 2011
History Note: 2011
Related: Off-Label Use MeSH
DeCS ID: 54216
Unique ID: D058492
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Date Established: 2011/01/01
Date of Entry: 2010/06/25
Revision Date: 2017/12/08
Drug Repositioning - Preferred
Concept UI M0542854
Scope note The deliberate and methodical practice of finding new applications for existing drugs.
Preferred term Drug Repositioning
Entry term(s) Drug Repurposing
Repositioning, Drug
Repurposing, Drug
Drug Rescue - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0584049
Scope note Research involving drugs, small molecules and biologics whose development was abandoned before they could be approved by the UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, to study their potential therapeutic uses.
Preferred term Drug Rescue
Entry term(s) Rescue, Drug



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