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Descriptor English: Controlled Substances
Descriptor Spanish: Sustancias Controladas
Descriptor Portuguese: Substâncias Controladas
Descriptor French: Substances réglementées
Entry term(s): Controlled Substance
Substance, Controlled
Substances, Controlled
Tree number(s): D26.049
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D061891
Scope note: Drugs or chemical agents whose manufacture, possession, or use are regulated by government. This may include narcotics and prescription medications.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Narcotics (1963-2012)
Public MeSH Note: 2013
History Note: 2013
DeCS ID: 54993
Unique ID: D061891
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2013/01/01
Date of Entry: 2012/07/03
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Controlled Substances - Preferred
Concept UI M0560630
Scope note Drugs or chemical agents whose manufacture, possession, or use are regulated by government. This may include narcotics and prescription medications.
Preferred term Controlled Substances
Entry term(s) Controlled Substance
Substance, Controlled
Substances, Controlled



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