psychoactive drug

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Noun1.psychoactive drug - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptionspsychoactive drug - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
designer drug - a psychoactive drug deliberately synthesized to avoid anti-drug laws; mimics the effects of a banned drug; law was revised in 1986 to ban designer drugs
dronabinol - psychoactive substance present in marijuana; used therapeutically to control nausea associated with cancer therapy
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
euphoriant - a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
tetrahydrocannabinol, THC - psychoactive substance present in marijuana
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RISE also leverages Life Bloom's proprietary process of nanotizing CBD for increased bioavailability (without psychoactivity) in future products created under the RISE brand umbrella.
Vaporize for focus and continue until feeling psychoactivity -- [that's] recreational."
According to the study by Mechoulam and Hanus (2000), delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol is the most intensively researched cannabinoid and exhibits the greatest psychoactivity among all the available cannabinoids.
The gene controlling marijuana psychoactivity: molecular cloning and heterologous expression of [DELTA]1- tctrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase from Cannabis sativa L.
(11) CB1 receptors are found in greatest supply in the central nervous system, especially the basal ganglia, cerebellum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex, where their activation yields psychoactivity. (2,5,12,13) Stimulation of CB1 receptors in the skin--where they are present in differentiated keratinocytes, hair follicle cells, immune cells, sebaceous glands, and sensory neurons (13) - diminishes pain and pruritus, controls keratinocyte differentiation and proliferation, inhibits hair follicle growth, and regulates the release of damage-induced keratins and inflammatory mediators to maintain cutaneous homeostasis.
CBD is a cannabis compound that potentially has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel "stoned" and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
to reduce psychoactivity, if aligned with patient preference, and use
Investigations have pointed these alkaloids as responsible for the psychoactivity observed in Valeriana officinalis L., traditionally used to treat sleeping disorders and anxiety.
All studies published before October 2015 were taken into account following the next parameters: (1) Studies on psychoactivity in humans with cannabinoids which are naturally present in cannabis or their pure synthetic alternative, (2) Pharmacodynamical properties of cannabinoids contributing to cannabis final psychoactive effects, (3) Reports of cannabis potency.
The development of the NPS that are emerging onto the market reflects modifications of known, or classical chemical structures with psychoactivity. The plethora of analogs and derivatives that can theoretically arise from endless permutations has not yet been exhausted and one can envisage many more candidates that could still be released.
For example, CBD has been found to reduce the severity of the psychoactivity of THC and reduces its adverse-effect profile when used in combination.

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