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hallucinogen

 [hah-loo´sĭ-no-jen″]
a chemical agent capable of producing hallucinations. adj., adj hallucinogen´ic. Drugs that have hallucinogenic properties include lsd, mescaline, and psilocybin. Certain mushrooms, seeds, and cactus buttons (such as peyote) are also hallucinogenic. The experiences brought about by the use of hallucinogens involve a more acute “awareness” of one's environment and a distorted response to visual, auditory, and tactile stimuli. They can also cause a person to exhibit behavior symptomatic of a psychotic state of mind. Indiscriminate use of these compounds can bring on psychosis and may result in permanent brain damage. drug abuse with hallucinogens has led to the regulation of their distribution by the Food and Drug Administration.

hal·lu·ci·no·gen

(ha-lū'si-nō-jen),
A mind-altering chemical, drug, or agent, specifically a chemical the most prominent pharmacologic action of which is on the central nervous system (for example, mescaline); in normal people, it elicits optic or auditory hallucinations, depersonalization, perceptual disturbances, and disturbances of thought processes.
[L. alucinor, to wander in mind, + G. -gen, producing]

hallucinogen

/hal·lu·ci·no·gen/ (hah-loo´sin-ah-jen″) an agent that is capable of producing hallucinations.hallucinogen´ic

hallucinogen

(hə-lo͞o′sə-nə-jən)
n.
A substance that induces hallucination.

hal·lu′ci·no·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

hallucinogen

[həlo̅o̅′sənəjen′, hal′əsin′əjən, hal′yəsin′əjən]
Etymology: L, alucinari, to wander in mind + Gk, genein, to produce
a substance that causes excitation of the central nervous system, characterized by hallucination, mood change, anxiety, sensory distortion, delusion, and depersonalization; increased pulse, temperature, and blood pressure; and dilation of the pupils. The ingestion of hallucinogenic substances may cause psychic dependence and depressive or suicidal psychotic states. Some kinds of hallucinogens are lysergide, mescaline, phencyclidine hydrochloride, and psilocybin.
A chemical agent that induces hallucinations

Agents Cannabis, DMT, Dronabinol, Ketamine, LSD, Phencyclidine, Psilocybin

hallucinogen

Psychedelic agent, psychomimetic Pharmacology A chemical agent that induces hallucinations Agents Cannabis, DMT, Dronabinol, Ketamine, LSD, Phencyclidine, Psilocybin. See Hallucination.

hal·lu·ci·no·gen

(hă-lū'si-nō-jen)
A mind-altering chemical, drug, or agent that elicits optic or auditory hallucinations, depersonalization, perceptual disturbances, and disturbances of thought processes.
[L. alucinor, to wander in mind, + G. -gen, producing]

hallucinogen

any drug, such as LSD, that gives rise to hallucinations.

Hallucinogen

A drug that distorts sensory perceptions and disturbs emotion, judgment, and memory.

hallucinogen,

n substance which distorts a person's sensory perception, inducing false perceptions such as noises and images that do not really exist.

hal·lu·ci·no·gen

(hă-lū'si-nō-jen)
A mind-altering chemical, drug, or agent, specifically a chemical the most prominent pharmacologic action of which is on the central nervous system; elicits optic or auditory hallucinations, depersonalization, and disturbances of thought processes.
[L. alucinor, to wander in mind, + G. -gen, producing]

hallucinogen

an agent capable of producing hallucinations or false sensory perceptions. Unlikely to have any use in animals.
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