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Drugs and Medical Pharmacology

The study of the origin, nature, properties, and actions of drugs and their effects on living organisms. (MeSH)

Alternative Medicine

PubMed and Dietary Supplements

Did you know you could limit a search in Pubmed to the Dietary Supplement (DS) Subset of PubMed?

The subset is designed to limit search results to citations from a broad spectrum of dietary supplement literature including vitamin, mineral, phytochemical, ergogenic, botanical, and herbal supplements in human nutrition and animal models. The subset will retrieve dietary supplement-related citations on topics including, but not limited to:

  • chemical composition;
  • biochemical role and function — both in vitro and in vivo;
  • clinical trials;
  • health and adverse effects;
  • fortification;
  • traditional Chinese medicine and other folk/ethnic supplement practices;
  • cultivation of botanical products used as dietary supplements; as well as,
  • surveys of dietary supplement use.
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