Simple Definition of designer drug
: a drug that is created to be only slightly different from an illegal drug so that it will not be considered illegal
: an artificially made drug that is used for pleasure
Full Definition of designer drug
: a synthetic version of a controlled substance (as heroin) that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid having it classified as an illicit drug
Examples of designer drug
Ecstasy is a designer drug.
First Known Use of designer drug
Medical Definition of designer drug
1: a synthetic version of a controlled substance (as heroin) that is produced with a slightly altered molecular structure to avoid classification as an illicit drug
2: a synthetic drug created (as by genetic engineering) to treat a particular medical condition especially by producing a specific effect on the body's biochemistry
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