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Prescription Drug Misuse

"Prescription Drug Misuse" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Improper use of drugs or medications outside the intended purpose, scope, or guidelines for use. This is in contrast to MEDICATION ADHERENCE, and distinguished from DRUG ABUSE, which is a deliberate or willful action frequently associated with psychological disorders.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Prescription Drug Misuse" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Prescription Drug Misuse" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2014
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