designer drug


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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.

designer drug

n
1. (Recreational Drugs) any of various narcotic or hallucinogenic substances manufactured illegally from a range of chemicals
2. (Pharmacology) med a drug designed to act on a specific molecular target

design′er drug′


n.
a drug produced by a minor modification in the chemical structure of an existing drug, resulting in a new substance with similar pharmacological effects.
[1980–85]
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Noun1.designer drug - a psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs
consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
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Liverpool Crown Court heard that no reason emerged for his actions, with Waterson claiming he could not remember because he'd taken the designer drug, Spice.
These scenarios could herald the emergence of a designer drug in a particular geographic area.
A FOUR-DAY party led to the death of a teenager after he took the deadly designer drug "N Bomb", a court heard yesterday.
A NEW designer drug detected for the first time last month in New York is at the centre of the decision to suspend owner-trainer Roy Sedlacek.
When a designer drug first appears for sale--often in gas stations, convenience stores or online--it is technically legal, because its chemical structure is slightly different from the illicit drug it mimics.