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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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D.) Engage students in a brief discussion highlighting the main risks with designer drugs being the unknown factors of what actually is in the drugs and the interactions that will result.
To improve such testing, Marilyn Huestis, a forensic toxicologist at NIDA, wants to identify the breakdown products of spice and other designer drugs. "The problem is that we're always behind the manufacturers," she says.
These designer drugs are not a substitute for marijuana and are not a "safe" alternative to marijuana.
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 ...
Many designer drugs are currently legal and attractive to adolescents and young adults, particularly those seeking to avoid a positive urine drug screen, as well as those who would like to experiment.
providing a brief overview of the "designer drug" phenomenon,
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.
A HOMELESS man was beaten to death by two men high on designer drug Spice while their friends lauged.