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controlled substance

Definitions of controlled substance
  1. noun
    a drug or chemical substance whose possession and use are controlled by law
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    cannabis, ganja, marihuana, marijuana
    the most commonly used illicit drug; considered a soft drug, it consists of the dried leaves of the hemp plant; smoked or chewed for euphoric effect
    club drug
    a controlled substance that is usually taken by young people at dance clubs and raves
    hard drug
    a narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction
    opium
    an addictive narcotic extracted from seed capsules of the opium poppy
    Acapulco gold, Mexican green
    a particularly potent variety of marijuana
    cocain, cocaine
    a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive
    Rohypnol, flunitrazepan
    a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia
    GHB, gamma hydroxybutyrate
    a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape
    diacetylmorphine, heroin
    a narcotic that is considered a hard drug; a highly addictive morphine derivative; intravenous injection provides the fastest and most intense rush
    Ketalar, ketamine, ketamine hydrochloride
    a general anesthetic and tranquilizer (not a barbiturate) that is administered intravenously or intramuscularly; used mainly by veterinarians or for minor surgery with geriatric or pediatric patients; taken in large doses it causes hallucinations similar to those associated with the use of PCP
    MDMA, methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
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    drug
    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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