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A drug that tends to produce euphoria.

eu·pho′ri·ant adj.
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(Medicine) relating to or able to produce euphoria
(Pharmacology) a euphoriant drug or agent
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(yuˈfɔr i ənt, -ˈfoʊr-)

1. tending to induce euphoria.
2. a euphoriant drug or other substance.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.euphoriant - a psychoactive drug that tends to produce elation and euphoria
consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
Adj.1.euphoriant - tending to produce euphoria
euphoric - exaggerated feeling of well-being or elation
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He added: "It is a transient euphoriant so it gives you a euphoric high that is very short lived.
While the cannabinoids are economically valued largely because THC is a euphoriant chemical, it is highly unlikely that inebriation of herbivores occurs when they consume living plant material.
The agonist-antagonist mix buprenorphine is thought to be a less addictive and safer substitute with fewer interactions with other euphoriant drugs.
Though statistics for Copenhagen are not available, Jepsen (2008) has argued that the number of cases under the Act on Euphoriant Drugs rose from 11,000 in 1988 to 18,000 in 1993, mainly as a result of this zero-tolerance strategy in Vesterbro (see also Frantzsen, 2003).
It is also used for the regulation of menstrual cycles and as a euphoriant. The physiologically important and antineoplastic alkaloids, namely, Vincristine and Vinblastine, are mainly present in the leaves, whereas antihypertensive alkaloids, such as ajmalicine, serpentine, and reserpine, are reported to be present in the roots.
Because of containing the psychoactive alkaloids nicotine and harman, tobacco results in addictive stimulant and euphoriant properties (11,12); Smoking also creates destructive effects on the human nervous system (peripheral and central), and stimulant effects on the circulatory and respiratory systems (17).
Fantasy is an extremely toxic euphoriant, because the difference between a normal intoxicating dose and a fatal dose is so small.
Because of its social acceptability and euphoriant effects, khat chewing often plays a dominant role in celebrations, meetings, marriages, and other gatherings.
During the period when an implant provides serum NTX levels at or above the conventional minimal effective range of 1-2ng/ml, it will generally block all agonist effects of even large doses of heroin and most other opiates, including both the desired euphoriant effects and the dangerous (and usually undesired) respiratory depressant effects.
They can engage in criminal acts to secure drug supplies or monies for same; they can be irresponsible with work and academic or child care duties; and they are often preoccupied with using and procuring drugs based on their craving or "hunger" for a euphoriant.