Nephrotoxic effects of designer drugs: synthetic is not better!

  title={Nephrotoxic effects of designer drugs: synthetic is not better!},
  author={R. Luciano and M. Perazella},
  journal={Nature Reviews Nephrology},
  • R. Luciano, M. Perazella
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Nephrology
  • Designer drugs are synthetic, psychoactive substances with similar structures and activity to existing scheduled drugs or controlled chemical compounds. The use of these drugs is not generally considered illegal and they cannot be detected using standard toxicology tests—essentially they are considered to be 'legal highs'. Over the past several years, increasing numbers of designer drugs have become available. These drugs are classified as amphetamine derivatives, phenylpiperazine derivatives… CONTINUE READING
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