Lysergic acid diethylamide

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  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Essay

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    Lysergic Acid Diethylamide The late sixties were a time filled with sex, drugs, and rock and roll. A huge part of American culture at the time was focused around these three things. Musicians possessed a tremendous amount of social influence, and like wise, society put a lot of emphasis on the lives and attitudes of musicians. Of the rock groups from this time period, the Beatles were by far the most influential. The British rock group was probably the most catalytic band in rock and roll history

  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Research Paper

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    If you ever wanted to follow Alice’s path down the rabbit hole the quickest way there is with Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, otherwise known as LSD. To the general population it’s simply a taboo drug that runs the risk of making the user absolutely bonkers. It is a very mysterious substance that does expand consciousness and understanding life, your own mind and the world at large, but should be used under great care and supervision. Initially it was used by the CIA in controversial and quite mysterious

  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)

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    1. What is the agent? (LSD) LSD, d-lysergic acid diethylamide, is one of the most potent hallucinations (1-11). Since LSD has the similar chemical structures with serotonin (5-hydroxytrypatamine), it can work as an agonist on serotonergic receptors (1) to trigger various forms of toxic effects including altered affective states, delusions, auditor and/or visual hallucination, paranoids, and detachment from reality (8). LSD is a semi-synthesized drug since it is the result of the combination of

  • Psychedelics's Role In Treating Mental Disorders

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    recreational use, in developed countries such as The United States of America and The United Kingdom, it is hardly studied and looked at (Wolfson, 2015). However, with prior history with psychedelic drugs such as Methamphetamine, Psilocybin and Lysergic acid diethylamide, there is proof that these drugs have positive effects on treating mental disorders. Only because of modern connotations, these psychedelic drugs are being rejected in medicine. However, in other parts of the world such as Africa and The

  • The Mysterious LSD Essay

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    Since the 1930’s lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as the hallucinogen LSD, has been a topic of controversy and mystery. The components of LSD are lysergic acid and diethylamide. As part of the ergoline family, LSD is often classified as a synthetic drug because it is produced only in a laboratory (Petechuk 10). Users of LSD are people from solid middle- and upper-class backgrounds. They have many opportunities to pursue higher education and to have successful careers (Petechuk 9). To most

  • Ergotism, The Causes Of The Salem Witch Trials

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    in Salem. Ergotism was the cause of the Salem Witch Trials. Ergot, which grows on the rye crop, when eaten the fungus can cause symptoms that the early colonists considered to be witchcraft. Symptoms of ergotism were compared to those of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and were found very similar to the symptoms of hysteria. The climate that the rye grows in either promotes or demotes the growth of the fungus. Ergot infects plants when they are young and causes cells to divide and enlarge, which

  • The Effects Of War And Music Together Essay

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    Vietnam War there was a catch phrase, "sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll." Having sex with anyone and everyone was acceptable during this time period. It was called “Free Sex.” The drugs were experimented with as well. Marijuana, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), Cocaine, and many other drugs were tried. Many people believed that The Beatles' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," was perceived as a song describing LSD. Of course rock-and-roll

  • Ergot Essay example

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    C30H37N5O5, and ergovalide) is present in ergot. Most of the alkaloids contain thirty to thirty-five carbon atoms, although some have a smaller number. Therefore, these alkaloids can be classified as polypeptides. All ergot alkaloids form lysergic acid. Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, is the most powerful compound known that produces imitations of severe mental disorders. Ergot alkaloids not only have the indole structure but the other ring system and side chains as well. Symptoms Humans and animals

  • Essay about Hallucinogen

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    Hallucinogen While many drugs speed up or depress the central nervous system, there is a class of drugs that distorts how we feel, hear, see, smell, taste, and think. Called hallucinogens because users often hallucinate, or experience nonexistent sensations, these drugs are also known as psychedelic, or mind-bending, drugs. Some hallucinogens come from natural sources; others are made in laboratories. Examples of natural hallucinogens are mescaline, psilocybin, DMT, and marijuana. Mescaline, which

  • The Psychological Effects Of LSD Essay

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    The Psychological Effects of LSD Introduction      LSD has always been a center of controversy in American society, often times because peoplehave been miseducated about its effects or exposed to media bias. Its physiological effects onthe brain and body have become more and more apparent in the last few decades when research in neuroscience peaked. The psychological effects of LSD have been often difficult to describe and document very well -- they were first discovered