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

[Alteration of psychosomimetic (influenced by psychotic) : psychos(is) + mimetic.]

psy·chot′o·mi·met′i·cal·ly adv.


(saɪˌkɒtəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk) or


1. (Pharmacology) (of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms
2. (Psychiatry) (of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms


(saɪˌkɒt oʊ məˈmɛt ɪk, -maɪ-)

also psychomimetic

(of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory.
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This questionnaire consists of 49 true-false questions and is made up of 5 scales that differentiate 5 subjective effects: 1) the Morphin-Benzedrine Group (BMG) scale, which measures the effect of Euphoria, 2) the Pentobarbital-Chlorpromazine-Alcohol Group (PCAG) scale, which measures the Sedation effect, 3) the Lysergic Acid-Diethylamide (LSD) scale, which measures Dysphoria and psychotomimetic changes, 4) the Benzedrine Group, which measures the Stimulant-sensitive scale and 5) the A scale, or Amphetamine Group, which measures Amphetaminic effects.
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The following terms have been used to describe cannabis: psychedelic (mind-manifesting or consciousness-expanding), hallucinogenic (hallucination-producing), psychotomimetic (psychosis-imitating), illusinogenic (illusion-producing), and psychodysleptic (mind-disrupting); as noted in Le Dain (1972, p.
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