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LSD

 
lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogen derived from lysergic acid, a constituent of ergot alkaloids. It has consciousness-expanding effects and is capable of producing a state of mind in which there are hallucinations (false sense perceptions). Called also lysergide. The perceptual changes brought about by LSD in normal persons are extremely variable and depend on factors such as age, personality, education, physical make-up, and state of health. The danger of the drug lies in the fact that it loosens control over impulsive behavior and may lead to a full-blown psychosis or less serious mental disorder in persons with latent mental illness. See also drug abuse.

LSD

Abbreviation for lysergic acid diethylamide.

LSD

(ĕl′ĕs-dē′)
n.
A crystalline compound, C20H25N3O, derived from lysergic acid and used as a powerful hallucinogenic drug. Also called acid.
A synthetic indole amine with hallucinogenic activity derived from ergot alkaloids, which produces mood elevations, sensory distortion, panic attacks, flashbacks
Route Oral
Dose LSD is 3,000–5,000-fold more potent that mescaline; in adults, 100–150 µg is enough for a ‘trip’
Diagnosis Physical exam
Laboratory diagnosis GC-MS (quantitative), HPLC, RIA (qualitative), TLC
Specimen Random urine

LSD

d-Lysergic acid diethylamide A synthetic indole amine with hallucinogenic activity derived from ergot alkaloids, which produces mood elevations, sensory distortion, panic attacks, flashbacks Route Oral Dose LSD is 3000– to 5000-fold more potent that mescaline; in adults, 100-150 µg is enough for a 'trip' Clinical-psychomimetic effects Spatial and temporal distortion–hallucinogenic, illusions, animation, hyperacusis and background amplification, distortion of body image, sensory hallucinations with hearing of smells and sights, smelling of images and sounds, seeing smells and sounds, etc Sympathetic & parasympathetic effects Dilated pupils, ↑ heart rate, ↑ temperature, ↑ salivation, ↑ lacrimation, ↑ sweating, N&V, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, dry mouth, tremors Diagnosis Physical exam, laboratory methods: GC-MS–quantitative, HPLC, RIA–qualitative, TLC Adverse effects Bad trips with fear of insanity, depersonalization, panic attacks, flashbacks, which may occur 5-10 x/day, up to 18 months after last use of LSD. See Designer drugs, Hallucinogens, 'Ice. '.

LSD

Abbrev. for lysergic acid diethylamide, a hallucinogenic drug derived from lysergic acid, once used in psychiatric research and treatment but now largely confined to illicit use. The drug is a powerful SEROTONIN antagonist and can induce a psychotic state with PARANOID delusions that can last for months.

LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)

an hallucinogenic drug prepared from lysergic acid.

LSD

Abbreviation for lysergic acid diethylamide.
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Rates of substance use according to gender Gender Substances Female n (%) Male n (%) Total n (%) p Tobacco 198 (22.7) 215 (42.3) 413 (29.9) <0.001 Alcohol 209 (24.0) 206 (40.6) 415 (30.1) <0.001 Marijuana 7 (0.8) 36 (7.1) 43 (3.1) <0.001 Ecstasy 1 (0.1) 7 (1.4) 8 (0.6) 0.003 Thinner-bally 1 (0.1) 3 (0.6) 4 (03) 0.113 Cocaine 1 (0.1) 4 (0.8) 5 (0.4) 0.045 Heroin 0 (0.0) 3 (0.6) 3 (0.2) 0.023 Amphetamine-LSD 0 (0.0) 3 (0.6) 3 (0.2) 0.023 Captagon 0 (0.0) 2 (0.4) 2 (0.1) 0.064 Medicine 0 (0.0) 3 (0.6) 3 (0.2) 0.023 LSD: lysergic acid diethylamide, Medicine: drugs given with special prescription Explanation for table: e.g.,: 22.7% of females are using tobacco Table 2.
The Times of India said the Indian Ministry of External affairs handed over a report, submitted by the state police to the UAE government on July 3 which said that Shiju was innocent in the lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) smuggling case and trapped by drug peddlers.
TRIPPING OUT Swiss chemist Albert Hoffman not only discovered lysergic acid diethylamide - better known as hippy drug LSD - but tested it first in 1943.
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Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906 - April 29, 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest, and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
Studies have suggested that psilocybin interacts with the specific serotonin receptor 5-HT2A as opposed to LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), which interacts with dopamine and serotonin (Hasler et al.
Marijuana (cannabis) is a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance along with heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), peyote, methaqualone and methylene dioxmetamphetamine (Ectasy).
Psilocybin, found in hallucinogenic mushrooms, produces psychological effects similar to those of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) but with less chance of paranoia and fewer panic reactions.
The psychoactive agents in morning glory seeds include the ergot alkaloids, ergonovine and lysergic acid amide (LSA), that resemble lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) structurally and cause similar psychomimetic effects.
A The hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is not used currently as a clinical treatment for alcoholism.