psychedelic drug

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Noun1.psychedelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiencespsychedelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide - a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
mescaline, peyote - the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
angel dust, phencyclidine, phencyclidine hydrochloride, PCP - a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen
psilocin, psilocybin - a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom
consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
salvinorin - a hallucinogen obtained from Salvia divinorum
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SCIENTIST Robert Boyle predicted the invention of submarines and psychedelic drugs.
In fact, many of the so-called prohibited substances have the same pharmacology as painkillers and other beneficial drugs: For example, the use of marijuana for medical reasons, or psychedelic drugs that are used to 'reset' the brain so that a person can once more exercise control over his or her life instead of remaining captive to an addiction.
Of the around 96,000 participants, 527 were ayahuasca users, 18,138 used LSD or magic mushrooms and 78,236 did not take any psychedelic drugs.
According to researchers, psychedelic drugs are associated with a decreased likelihood of anti-social behaviour.
Songs such as "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," with surreal lyrics describing jam skies and marshmallow cakes, triggered public fear that it would tempt young people to consume psychedelic drugs.
In psychiatry, psychedelic drugs have been repurposed into useful therapies for mental illness.
Psychedelic drugs have acquired a certain reputation and polarize opinion.
adult male inmates who did not take psychedelic drugs were arrested within six years for domestic battery after their release, compared to a rate of 27 per cent for those who had taken drugs such as LSD, psilocybin (commonly known as magic mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy).
Citing the irrefutability of the benefits to neuroscience research of the study into the effects on the brain of psychedelic drugs, Sessa and Worthley discuss the history of earlier research into psychedelics before the ban in the 1970s, and look at the possibility of a reprise of interest in developing these drugs as aides to clinical therapy.
Mark, who admits taking psychedelic drugs in the past, spent July in Peru where he drank Ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic brew made from vines.
Psychedelia is related to psychedelic drugs like LSD which was still legal in 1965, a synthetic version of sacred mushrooms.
We've banned research on psychedelic drugs and other drugs like cannabis for 50 years.