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Chapter 17, Problem 54E
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How do hallucinogens produce their perception-distorting effects?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The way that hallucinogens work in producing their distortion of perception effects is to be discussed.

Concept Introduction:

Hallucinogens are hallucinogenic drugs that distort and distress the cognition and perception of humans. When taken in high doses, they produce vivid hallucinations, including dancing colors and lights. These hallucinogens are also known as psychedelics or mind blenders. Hallucinogens suppress the filtering ability of nerve cells, thus resulting in the distortion of perception.

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When taken orally, hallucinogens like mescaline are absorbed into the blood, where they interact with nerve cells via the serotonin receptor. These hallucinogens inhibit the filtering of the s...

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