Lysergic acid diethylamide

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  • Clavicep Synthesis

    childbirth was the first product created from this parasite. However, this discovery was not beneficial in the later years once the sideeffects of uterine spasms and dangers to the child started to be noticed and taken into according, but this negative outbreak quickly became irrelevant once W. A. Jacobs and L.C. Craig of the Rockefeller Institute of New York succeeded in isolating and characterizing the nucleus common to all ergot alkaloids, later naming it “lysergic acid” (May 1998). Albert Hoffman took it one step further in the late 1930s’, experimenting on lysergic acid with other reagents to create numerous amounts of derivatives (solutions); one of these derivatives was diethylamide, made by addition of the -N(C2H5)2 group, forming lysergic acid diethylamide or otherwise known as “LSD-” (May 1998). LSD does acquire a decent amount of history behind it, as well as the scientific development from just analyzing an unknown parasite that caused a great disease outbreak in Europe during the Middle Ages to the discovery of lysergic acid combined with a sample derivative to properly create LSD itself, but when does psilocybin get to show its potential once and for all? To begin with, psilocybin is found in all species belonging to the genus Psilocybe (117 species), primarily found in these plant organisms. The name Psilocybe is derived from the Greek roots psilos (bare) and kube (head), translating into a New Latin term “psilocybe” (bare head), which can be explained by its…

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  • Research Paper About Drug Addiction

    increase the risk of cancer. In 2014 87.6 percent of people ages 18 or older that they tried alcohol at some point in their life. In the past year 56.9 percent reported that they had alcohol in the past month it is consumed worldwide by most people that’s why the percentage of alcohol being consumed are going up. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated 136.8 million drinkers in 2013. That means some of the population in the united states have consumed alcohol within the last 30 days…

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  • The Role Of Drugs In Law Enforcement

    Dissociative Drugs?" stated) Types of hallucinogens include, PCP, LSD, ketamine, and psilocybin. PCP or phencyclidine, was created in the 1950s for a general surgical anesthetic. (“What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs?") LSD, d-lysergic acid diethylamide or commonly known as acid, it is one of the most mood and perception altering hallucinogenic drugs. (“What Are Hallucinogens and Dissociative Drugs?" stated) It is a clear or white, odorless, water soluble material synthesized from…

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  • The Epidemic Of Drug Abuse

    Illegal drugs have been part of our culture for quite some time. Although many drugs are illegal, they still manage to get used and abused by addicts. Most drugs that are now illegal were once legal and prescribed to people for medical purposes. For instance, Methamphetamine was once used as an anti-sleeping aid and a weight loss supplement and LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) was used to support sick people’s breathing. These drugs were declared illegal once people found out the effects of the…

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  • Informative Essay On Psychedelic Drugs

    Throughout history the US media has unfairly portrayed psychedelic drugs, the counterculture, and philosophies behind them. Psychedelic drugs have been not only misportrayed and lied about, but the work of many successful scientists has been ignored because of the bad stigma behind psychedelic drugs. We will explore how psychedelic drugs can benefit society and help many people. Only until the psychedelic renaissance, present day, has some of the media started seeing psychedelic culture for what…

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  • Day Dreaming Research Papers

    It is believed that when the user is surrounded by good friends, in a nice soothing environment, with positive past experiences with drugs the person is assured a positive “trip.” However, when these standards are not met or the acid affects them negatively, the LSD addict enters what is like a living hell, or a “bad trip,” which cannot be stopped. During these experiences, the LSD fanatic undergoes various hallucinations and mood swings. The initial effects last only about thirty to ninety…

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  • Jitterbug Perfume Tom Robbins Analysis

    Back in the 60’s, he once used lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) that influenced his life, one of the significant things that made Robbins a popular writer. According to English professors Catherine E. Hoyser and Lorena Laura Stookey, they stated that Robbins took LSD that affects his consciousness and his ability to expand his thinking, “Drugs were not necessarily an escape from reality for the early partakers, but rather… effort at mind expansion”(10). He consumed drugs by going on to an…

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  • Classifying LSD And Psilocybin: The Hallucinogen Case Study

    brain chemical glutamate, which regulates pain perception, responses to the environment, emotion, and learning and memory (Nakanishi 1992, Volkow 2016). Classifying LSD and Psilocybin: The Deadly Duo on the Black Market Now that a substantial background of hallucinogens, categories that make up the wide range of this drug, and the results in taking a sample of whichever psychedelic were briefly touched on, this would be the most appropriate and best time to look into the serotonergic…

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  • Psychological Effects Of LSD

    Drugs are all around us more than one would think. There are always new drugs being discovered and new ways for people to get “high”. One of these newer drugs is a hallucinogen known as LSD. LSD has no medical purpose what so ever. It is only used for people to escape reality. Some people may see this as no big deal. LSD affects the body in more ways than one may realize. People should be aware of the physiological and psychological impacts along with the exposure to different diseases…

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  • History Of LSD And Psilocybin

    genus Claviceps has only 50 species under its name, Claviceps purpurea (purple ergot) is the only one presently found on over 200 grass species that are commonly found in temperate regions located among Africa, Asia, Australasia and Oceania, Europe, and the Americas ( 2016). Whichever Claviceps species is brought up and discussed about, all species contain Indole diterpenes, a structurally diverse group of secondary metabolites, and most importantly Ergot alkaloids that have three…

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