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Drug Repositioning

"Drug Repositioning" 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.

The deliberate and methodical practice of finding new applications for existing drugs.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Drug Repositioning" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Drug Repositioning" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 59 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 15 publications in 2018
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.