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psychoactive substance

Definitions of psychoactive substance
  1. noun
    a drug that can produce mood changes and distorted perceptions
    synonyms: consciousness-altering drug, mind-altering drug, psychoactive drug
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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
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    drug
    a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
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