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psychotomimetic

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Tending to induce hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychosis. Used of a drug.
  • n. A psychotomimetic drug, such as LSD.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That induces a temporary state of altered perception and symptoms similar to those of psychosis (such as hallucinations).
  • n. A psychotomimetic drug (such as LSD).

Etymologies

Alteration of psychosomimetic (influenced by psychotic) : psychos(is) + mimetic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Enclosed was a note suggesting that they use it as a psychotomimetic—a drug that would induce “model psychoses” and thus allow firsthand study of the “pathogenesis of mental illness.”

    MANUFACTURING DEPRESSION

  • Initially, experimentation centered on the belief that the drug served as a psychotomimetic, inducing "model psychosis" in research subjects, which might enable researchers to understand the disease's somatic development.

    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius: Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83

  • Fever Night or Static Age aka Band of Satanic Outsiders is an acid-trip, psychotomimetic horror film about three Satanists who are faced with serious repercussions after going into the woods one night and worshipping the Devil.

    Fever Night aka Band of Satanic Outsiders (2009)

  • He found that the psychotomimetic ingredient in all of them was some kind of anticholinergic alkaloid—very similar to atropine and scopolamine.

    Over the Edge

  • All the commonly abused drugs are potentially psychotomimetic, Sergeant.

    Over the Edge

  • “Sounds like a hell of a psychotomimetic to me, Doc.”

    Over the Edge

  • Those enzymes not only stimulate the production of more methylated tryptamines, they're also psychotomimetic -- they're hallucinogens!

    In Other Worlds

  • When they were first developed, they were called psychotomimetic

    LSD and the Third Eye

  • California - that can be smoked to produce induce psychotomimetic episodes.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • More information: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, The psychotomimetic effects of short-term sensory deprivation, Mason OJ, Brady F.; 197 (10): 783-5 via Wired

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