- diethyl + amide (Wiktionary)
“The more rapidly moving zone is d-lysergic acid N,N-diethylamide which is eluted with about 3000 ml. of the same solvent as above, the course of the elution being followed by watching the downward movement of the more rapidly moving blue fluorescing zone.”
“Dr. Sidney Cohen dosed volunteers at the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Los Angeles to test the results of lycergic acid diethylamide, or LSD.”
“Fadiman believes that psychedelic molecules such as lysergic acid diethylamide are potential blessings cast into the shadows by hysteria in the 1960s and thus almost wholly lost to legal use, and thus to science, for close to half a century.”
“As in the Netherlands for many years, attendees at the conference took for granted a sharp distinction between hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, which are clearly destructive, and relatively non-addictive and visionary substances such as psilocybin, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide, and ayahuasca, as well as marijuana and MDMA (or Ecstasy).”
“If LSD changes the way the brain works and also blocks the action of serotonin, and if serotonin, which is chemically related to LSD, is present in the brain, then it is possible, Gaddum wrote in 1954, “that the mental effects of lysergic acid diethylamide are due to interference with the normal action of this HT.””
“None of these discoveries would be of much interest outside the lab were it not for some chance observations made in the early 1950s—that, for instance, an antitubercular drug that had induced an unexpected (although not unwelcome) euphoria inhibited an enzyme that breaks down serotonin, or that lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), already famous for its profound effects on consciousness, has a chemical structure similar to serotonin.”
“But the real question, the important question was, would my trusty old lysergic acid diethylamide make these beings happy?”
“Gradually he became despondent and pretty much stayed in his room for eight weeks, busy discovering the wonders of opiates, hashish, and lysergic acid diethylamide.”
“While the idea of a lysergic acid diethylamide-addled messenger plying the streets of San Francisco is disconcerting, I was impressed that he apparently had the wherewithal to install some sort of auxiliary braking system, since he refers to his "primary brakes" malfunctioning.”
“We've got pumps, pipes, flowmeters, lysergic acid diethylamide, and enough bourbon to inebriate the state of Kentucky.”
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