Gale Drugs Thesaurus

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The Gale Drugs Thesaurus is a subset of the master Gale Health and Medicine Thesaurus in the narrower domain of chemicals and other substances that are administered (usually orally, topically, or subcutaneously) to diagnose, treat, or prevent human or animal diseases or disorders. This thesaurus includes both prescription and over-the-counter medications that are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or by any other national or supranational drug-regulatory authority. The thesaurus includes only generic names, not brand/trade names of specific drugs. Also included are terms that represent drug excipients and additives, but not chemical precursors to drugs. Terms related to herbal remedies, nutritional supplements, 'health foods', or any other foods, food products, or beverages that are thought to be therapeutic or health promoting or are marketed as such are not included. Neither are cosmetics or toiletries even if thought to be therapeutic or marketed as such. All thesaural relationships (BT/NT, RT, USE/UF) are included, and some terms have scope notes. The thesaurus contains 2,264 preferred terms/concepts (2019) and is continually updated.

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Gale Drugs Thesaurus
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2,264 preferred terms/concepts (2019-02)
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Gale, A Cengage Company
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