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designer drug

n.
1. A drug synthesized to have properties similar to a known hallucinogen or narcotic but having a slightly altered chemical structure, usually in order to evade restrictions against illegal substances.
2. A drug that is synthesized, especially by genetic engineering, in order to treat a specific medical condition or a specific patient population.
A substance of abuse synthesised to give the same effects as known illicit drugs, which is produced in a clandestine lab

designer drug

Substance abuse A substance of abuse synthesized or manufactured to give the same subjective effects as well known illicit drugs, produced in a clandestine lab; it is generally difficult to locate the manufacturer to identify adverse effects. See Adam, 'Ice. '.

designer drug

An illicitly produced drug of abuse. Designer drugs include methamphetamine, fentanyl and its analogues, and phencyclidine hydrochloride (PCP). They have serious side effects or are addictive; deaths and injury from overdose are common.
See also: drug
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To improve such testing, Marilyn Huestis, a forensic toxicologist at NIDA, wants to identify the breakdown products of spice and other designer drugs.
Major classes of designer drugs include phenethylamines, cathinones, tryptamines, piperazines, and synthetic cannabinoids.
In 2010, poison control centers responded to roughly 3,200 calls related to designer drugs, according to the DEA.
Thus, if the government charges designer drug or inhalant use under Article 134, trial counsel must meet an extra burden, proving not only what the substance was but that "the substance as defined has adverse physiological effects .
Japanese customs seized 1,030 kilograms of illegal drugs being smuggled into Japan in 2001, with record amounts of cannabis and designer drugs confiscated, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
According to the daily, this is the first case involving the drug ecstasy that was successfully tried since methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), the core ingredient in the designer drug, was included in the list of dangerous drugs under the Dangerous Drugs Act in 1998.
Designer drug continue to make the scene, despite repeated warnings about the risk of using any drug.
A HOMELESS man was beaten to death by two men high on designer drug Spice.
Para-METHYLAMINOREX (4,4'-DMAR) - it is a synthetic stimulant designer drug related to 4-methylaminorex and pemoline.
The massive haul of cannabis, cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy and the designer drug M-cat was unearthed by police in Coral Avenue, Huyton, after a tip-off.
These 3 products demonstrated insufficient cross-reactivity to meet the clinical need in cases of designer drug intoxication at the concentrations previously reported (5).
This road trip suddenly takes a turn for the worse when Carol's boyfriend begins using a designer drug known as Bath Salts.