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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

(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

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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