psychoactive substance

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Related to psychoactive substance: psychoactive substance abuse, psychoactive substance dependence
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Noun1.psychoactive substance - a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptionspsychoactive substance - 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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The new psychoactive substance has been linked with two deaths in Germany and four in Sweden in the past 10 months, along with 16 "nonfatal intoxications".
He said: "This new psychoactive substance is potentially lethal and we have reason to believe that it is for sale in and around Shropshire.
A 13-YEAR-OLD boy from Cardiff collapsed and was taken to hospital this week after smoking a new psychoactive substance called King Cobra, police said.
Bodies and brains become accustomed to THC, the psychoactive substance in cannabis.
MPs call for a change in the law shifting the burden of proof, so that anyone selling a psychoactive substance must be able to demonstrate its "safety and the non-narcotic purpose" or face prosecution.
Bains' insomnia-fighting recipe contains nutmeg, a spice that contains a psychoactive substance.
Macedonian citizens have so far complained about live organisms and algae in water, dyed bread, fish with arsenic and mercury, zinc in eggs, pesticides in coking salt, a forbidden psychoactive substance in coffee, wheat with lead and heavy metals, cadmium in vegetables, fungus in pudding powder, insects in flour, hair in food, etc.
The handicap principle explains why overuse or abuse of a psychoactive substance occurs.
It carries material on the social, political, legal and health contexts of psychoactive substance use, both licit and illicit.
The Report presents the recommendations of WHO Expert Committee responsible for reviewing the information on dependence-producing psychoactive substance in order to assess the need for their international control.
Illicit psychoactive substance use, abuse, and dependence are major public health problems.
Added to that is the fact that marijuana, a potent stupefying and addictive psychoactive substance, contains, as do many plants, compounds that have potential for medical development.