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
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide
a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
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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