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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hallucinogen

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

hal·lu′ci·no·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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A chemical agent that induces hallucinations

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

Psychedelic agent, psychomimetic Pharmacology A chemical agent that induces hallucinations Agents Cannabis, DMT, Dronabinol, Ketamine, LSD, Phencyclidine, Psilocybin. See Hallucination.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hallucinogen

any drug, such as LSD, that gives rise to hallucinations.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Hallucinogen

A drug that distorts sensory perceptions and disturbs emotion, judgment, and memory.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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While the effects of other plant-based hallucinogens are known, foreseeing the repercussions of Salvia consumption is impossible.
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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.
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I wonder if the patient has a history of hallucinogen or LSD exposure, or whether her visual symptoms might be related to the use of atypical anti-psychotics combined with sertraline.
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The American headquarters of the church in New Mexico had been thrust much further into the public view than any of its 130 or so members would have liked after the federal government tried to stop it from using a tea that contains an illegal hallucinogen.
Peyote possession is a felony--unless you're a Native American planning to use the hallucinogen during a religious ritual.
Naturally occurring hallucinogens like magic mushrooms are increasingly popular with young people, it finds, while prevalence of the synthetic hallucinogen LSD is low.
But amphetamine users had 4.5 infections per 100 person-years, hallucinogen users had 4.0, and poppers users had 3.6.