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Illicit Drugs MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

MeSH Heading
Illicit Drugs
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
coordinate with specific drug or chemical
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.
Entry Term(s)
Club Drug
Club Drugs
Drugs, Illegal
Illegal Drug
Illegal Drugs
Illicit Drug
Recreational Drug
Recreational Drugs
Street Drug
Street Drugs
Previous Indexing
Drug and Narcotic Control (1968-1976)
Substance Abuse (1968-1976)
See Also
Designer Drugs
Substance-Related Disorders
Public MeSH Note
2020 (1977); see DRUGS 1977-1986; STREET DRUGS 1987-2018
History Note
2020 (1977); use DRUGS 1977-1986
Date Established
Date of Entry
Revision Date
Illicit Drugs Preferred
Street Drugs Narrower
Recreational Drugs Related
Club Drugs Related
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