hallucinogen


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hallucinogen

any drug, such as LSD or mescaline, that induces hallucinations

hallucinogen

[hə′lüs·ən·ə·jən]
(pharmacology)
A substance, such as LSD, that induces hallucinations.
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In the study, the change occurred specifically in those volunteers who had undergone a "mystical experience," as validated on a questionnaire developed by early hallucinogen researchers and refined by Griffiths for use at Hopkins.
Becoming acquainted with plant hallucinogens and psychedelic experiences in diverse parts of the world transformed her consciousness and brought her to the insights that shaped her career.
The tea, called hoasca, contains the hallucinogen Dimethyhryptamine, which is banned under the federal Controlled Substances Act.
Wasson (1972:201-13) argues that while fly agaric is lauded in Mesopotamian and other early Near Eastern tales as an hallucinogen, its roots may extend back to early religions of the Eurasian Palaeolithic.
Users of amphetamines ("crystal"), hallucinogens, or inhaled nitrites ("poppers") had higher rates of HIV infection than non-users, (1) in an analysis of the Vaxgen trial data presented at the 11th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, February 8-11, 2004.
Or the spiritual high' becomes identified with ingesting a particular hallucinogen or practicing one form of yoga and not another or being a vegetarian or fasting and repeating a certain mantra.
One soaring high of choice is katamine or "Special K," an animal anesthetic and a powerful hallucinogen which has found its way into the nostrils of New York City clubgoers.
Although the DEA launched an LSD public awareness and enforcement campaign two years ago, agency spokesman Gene Haislip acknowledges the hallucinogen "is a fairly small part of the national drug problem.
DEADLY: PMA is a potent hallucinogen TRAGIC LOSS: Lee Monaghan was killed by new drug PDA, also known as cloverleaf
The drug being used, which is banned in the United States, is a hallucinogen extracted from an iboga plant, which experts believe rewires the brain, helping people overcome their addictions.
Footage of people high on mephedrone, a dangerous hallucinogen available on the streets of Tyneside for as little as pounds 2 a hit, has appeared in a string of online video clips.
Based on thematic materials gathered from a cross-cultural survey of plant hallucinogens (to be discussed shortly), the monolithic sculptures of these extinct peoples will be examined in light of man-animal transformations and shamanic concepts linked to plant hallucinogen ingestion.