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psychotomimetic

 [si-kot″o-mi-met´ik]
1. characterized by or producing symptoms similar to those of a psychosis.
2. a drug or other agent that has such effects; called also psychotogenic.

psy·chot·o·mi·met·ic

(sī-kot'ō-mi-met'ik),
1. A drug or substance that produces psychological and behavioral changes resembling those of psychosis; for example, LSD.
2. Denoting such a drug or substance.
Synonym(s): psychosomimetic
[psychosis + G. mimetikos, imitative]

psychotomimetic

/psy·choto·mi·met·ic/ (-mi-met´ik) pertaining to, characterized by, or producing symptoms similar to those of a psychosis.

psychotomimetic

(sī-kŏt′ō-mə-mĕt′ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Tending to induce hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychosis. Used of a drug.
n.
A psychotomimetic drug, such as LSD.

psy·chot′o·mi·met′i·cal·ly adv.

psychotomimetic

[sīkot′ōmimet′ik]
a drug or other substance whose effects mimic the symptoms of psychosis, such as hallucinations.

psychotomimetic

adjective Mimicking psychosis or a psychotic disorder.
 
noun A drug—e.g., LSD or mescaline—capable of inducing psychotic states.

psychotomimetic

adjective Mimicking psychosis or a psychotic disorder noun A drug–eg, LSD or mescaline, which may produce psychotic states

psy·chot·o·mi·met·ic

(sī-kot'ō-mi-met'ik)
1. A drug or substance that produces psychological and behavioral changes resembling those of psychosis (e.g., LSD).
2. Denoting such a drug or substance.
Synonym(s): psychosomimetic.
[psychosis + G. mimētikos, imitative]
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Transient sedation and psychotomimetic symptoms, such as hallucinations, abnormal sensations, and confusion, also have been noted, as well as a small but significant increase in blood pressure shortly after infusion.
The IV CR845 was found to be safe and well tolerated, without incurring the dysphoric and psychotomimetic side effects that have been reported with centrally acting (CNS-active) kappa opioid receptor agonists, concluded Cara.
In fact, Manfred Bleuler claimed that psychotomimetic drugs "contributed nothing to the understanding of the pathogenesis of schizophrenia" (Bleuler 1959 quoted in Grob 2002: 272).
One key issue is its safety and tolerability, with psychotomimetic adverse effects being the major concern.
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The psychotomimetic effects of intravenous delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol in healthy individuals: implications for psychosis.
They're difficult to titrate, and if a patient gets too high a dose, agitation and psychotomimetic effects can appear.