mind-altering drug

DEFINITIONS OF: mind-altering drug

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n a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions

Synonyms:
consciousness-altering drug, psychoactive drug, psychoactive substance
Types:
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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
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
THC, tetrahydrocannabinol
psychoactive substance present in marijuana
mescaline, peyote
the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
PCP, angel dust, phencyclidine, phencyclidine hydrochloride
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
salvinorin
a hallucinogen obtained from Salvia divinorum
Type of:
drug
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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