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psychoactive

 [si″ko-ak´tiv]
affecting the mind or behavior; see psychoactive substance. Called also psychotropic.
psychoactive substance–induced organic mental disorders former name for substance-induced disorders.
psychoactive substance use disorders substance use disorders.
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psy·cho·ac·tive

(sī'kō-ak'tiv),
Possessing the ability to alter mood, anxiety, behavior, cognitive processes, or mental tension; usually describes pharmacologic agents.
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psychoactive

(sī′kō-ăk′tĭv)
adj.
Affecting the mind or mental processes. Used of a drug.
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psy·cho·ac·tive

(sī'kō-ak'tiv)
Possessing the ability to alter mood, anxiety, behavior, cognitive processes, or mental tension; usually applied to pharmacologic agents.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Psychoactive

Substance that effects emotional and psychological perception in the brain.
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psy·cho·ac·tive

(sī'kō-ak'tiv)
Possessing ability to alter mood, anxiety, behavior, cognitive processes, or mental tension.
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MOJ guidance issued with the figures revealed: "Those who attempt to convey controlled drugs into prison can face up to 10 years in prison, and those who seek to supply psychoactive substances in prison can face up to 7 years in prison."
"The findings support the idea that cannabis plants were first used for their psychoactive compounds in the mountainous regions of eastern Central Asia; thereafter spreading to other regions of the world," said Nicole Boivun, director at the (https://www.shh.mpg.de/en) Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History .
Be so kind as to suspend your beliefs about psychoactive plants like ayahuasca and instead consider alternatives: that ayahuasca is "an intelligent entity"; "a gift of nature conveying messages from the biosphere"; "a portal to spiritual dimensions"; or "an agent of cognitive shamanic transformation," in the words of Brazilian Luis Eduardo Luna, director of the Wasiwaska Research Center for the Study of Psychointegrator Plants, and one of the world's foremost authorities on the ayahuasca plant.
National Crime Agency officer Jon Hughes said yesterday: "Among Donaldson's drugs haul were psychoactive substances which have been linked to emergency hospital admissions and deaths."
The NCA's Jon Hughes said: "He had psychoactive substances which have been linked to deaths."
Mr Morris said: "The approach to these new psychoactive substances unfortunately is repeating the same failed drugs policy that we generally apply."
Brocklehurst, 62, of Tregarth, Wales, and Pacitti, 28, of Aberdeen, both pled guilty to culpably and recklessly supplying psychoactive substances.
Ms Makgato said Batswana of all age groups were suffering and dying from using psychoactive substances.
Singapore and UNODC teamed up for a pilot initiative to combat the growing and global challenges posed by new psychoactive substances.
The Home Office has insisted the drug - commonly known as laughing gas - is covered by the act and it is still illegal to supply for its psychoactive effect.
Table-1: Common drugs (psychoactive substances) of abuse in South Asia.