designer drug

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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
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Usage

In literature:

Subsidiary to the great design of philanthropy was the further purpose of making Georgia a silk, wine, oil, and drug-growing colony.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
These drugs can be several hundred times stronger than the drugs they are designed to imitate.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
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In poetry:

Thou various herbs and drugs of ev'ry kind
Didst, for the benefit of man, ordain,
Which were at first for his relief design'd,
Whene'er attack'd by sickness, and by pain.
"A Prayer For A Sick Person Before He Takes Physic" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Slacker writer Eddie Mora (Bradley Cooper) attracts the attention of Carl Van Loon (Robert de Niro) after Mora downs a designer drug that allows him to use 100 percent of his brain.
If you're like me, you've tried your fair share of mascaras , from the inexpensive drug store brands to the lavish department store designer brands, and like U2, still haven't found what you're looking for.
Purdue said the program was designed to combat illegal diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
Drug maker Upsher-Smith Labs has launched a prenatal vitamin designed to help relieve morning sickness, the company said Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration Tuesday approved the first pacemaker that is specifically designed for use in a magnetic resonance imaging environment.
More and more companies are using fragment-based lead design as a drug discovery strategy.
Weekend's best dance music: Laura Jones, LA Riots, Designer Drugs, 12th Planet and more.
'Designer Drugs' Play Voyeur on NYE.
Designer drugs are prevalent in Michigan and community members have to work together to keep the addictive drugs out of residents' hands.
Government agencies, universities, and corporations frequently enroll patients in studies designed to test the effectiveness of new drugs, procedures and medical devices.
Despite last year's ban, the designer drug known as "bath salt" is still a problem locally.
Samples of bath salts , potpourri, and other designer drugs were on display Wednesday during a Synthetic Drugs training session at the San Bernardino Police Department.
Bath salts is the innocuous name given to a group of designer drugs that resemble Epsom salts.
Medical supply company BD has introduced a disposable injection pen that it said was designed for drugs requiring frequent, low-volume injections or variable dosing.
The red ribbon was designated as the symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug free life style.
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In science:

The above simple considerations testify to the fact that a combined attack of the protein folding problem and of drug design through the interdisciplinary efforts of biologists, chemists and physicists is likely to be a strategy which has a good chance of being succesful.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Making use of the insight obtained from the study of model protein folding and of the 3SS discussed above, the possibility emerges of designing drugs which interfere with the folding mechanism of the target protein, destabilizing it and making it prone to proteolisis7 .
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Thus, an important question connected with the design of non-conventional drugs discussed above is: can the system, when targeted by the small peptides p-LES, develop resistance ?.
Simple models of protein folding and of non--conventional drug design
Molecular Modeling and Drug Design, Academic Press (1996).
Folding@Home and Genome@Home: Using distributed computing to tackle previously intractable problems in computational biology
Three-dimensional structures are important for the functional analysis of proteins in a cell and for rational drug design . The systematic study of protein structures, protein–protein, protein–nucleic acid and protein–small molecule interactions are crucial to understanding complex biological phenomena.
Nano-Biotechnology: Structure and Dynamics of Nanoscale Biosystems
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