lysergic acid diethylamide


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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.

ly·ser·gic ac·id di·eth·yl·am·ide (LSD),

peripherally, a serotonin antagonist; 1-2 mcg or less per kg induces hallucinatory states; its use may precipitate psychoses; it was formerly occasionally used in the treatment of long-term alcoholism and psychotic disorders.
Synonym(s): lysergide

lysergic acid diethylamide

(dī′ĕth-əl-ăm′īd′)
n.
LSD.

lysergic acid diethylamide

LSD, see there.

lysergic acid diethylamide

See LSD.

ly·ser·gic ac·id di·eth·yl·am·ide

(LSD) (lī-sĕrjik asid dī-ethil-amīd)
Peripherally, a serotonin antagonist; 1-2 mcg or less per kg induces hallucinatory states; its use may precipitate psychoses.
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Although hallucinogens such as lysergic acid diethylamide and psilocybin mushroom have potent psychotic effects, adverse renal effects are also possible.
of Participating Laboratories in 2008, n = 3 survey Drug or Class of Drugs mailings Amphetamines 2844 MDMA 371 Barbiturates 2765 Benzodiazepines 2719 BE/Cocaine 2830 THC 2767 Ethanol 523 Methadone 1232 Methaqualone 110 Opiates 2781 Oxycodone 267 Phencyclidine 2325 Propoxyphene 468 Tricyclics 1121 LSD 14 Abbreviations: BE, benzoylecgonine; LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide; MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine; THC, tetrahydrocannabinol.
Padilla was given drugs against his will, believed to be some form of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or phencyclidine (PCP), to act as a sort of truth serum during his interrogations."
A Damien Hirst print, entitled Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, was expected to sell at between pounds 8,000 and pounds 10,000, while an Alexander Millar oil painting, Goal, was given an estimate of pounds 10,000 - pounds 12,000.
IN JANUARY the Swiss inventor of lysergic acid diethylamide, Albert Hofmann, turned 100 and was honored at a Basel symposium called "LSD: Problem Child and Wonder Drug" Hofmann first synthesized the hallucinogen in 1938, and the pharmaceutical giant Sandoz (now Novartis) began marketing the drug as a treatment for psychological problems a decade later.
The number of past-year users of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) declined 41% between 2002 and 2004, while past-year use of ecstasy dropped 40% over the same period.
"We have seen examples of a six-fold increase in response at low concentrations for compounds, such as 2,4-dinitrophenol and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)," says James Yano, GC/MS product manager at Agilent.
LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) was invented by a chemist in 1938.
LSD - lysergic acid diethylamide - is a hallucinogenic drug.
This book purports to be primarily concerned with the history of the illegal psychedelic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
(5.) Eller JL, Morton JM: Bizarre deformities in offspring of user of lysergic acid diethylamide. New Engl J Med 283: 395-397, 1970.