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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.
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Though designer drugs have been around for decades, there's been a recent surge in new compounds, says Jill Head, a forensic chemist at a DEA research lab in Dulles, Va.
These designer drugs are not a substitute for marijuana and are not a "safe" alternative to marijuana.
Mass and NMR spectroscopic characterization of 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone: a designer drug with a-pyrrolidinophenone structure.
Major classes of designer drugs include phenethylamines, cathinones, tryptamines, piperazines, and synthetic cannabinoids.
Many different techniques have been developed to screen for these newer designer drugs, including capillary electrophoresis--mass spectrometry (9-12), capillary electrophoresis coupled with a diode array detector (13), gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (14, 15), and liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) (16).
64) A notable case reflecting the nexus between Article 134 and designer drug cases is United States v.
Chambers has vehemently protested his innocence since the revelation that both his A and B samples contained the designer drug THG after an out-ofcompetition test in Saarbrucken last August.
World Cup organisers are set to test for the new designer drug, THG, as part of checks carried out on players during the World Cup.
MDMA (Ecstasy) summarizes current information on the effects, prevalence, trafficking, and production of the designer drug MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine).
Japanese customs confiscated a record 797 kilograms of cannabis and record 118,000 pills of the designer drug Ecstasy.
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.