Definitions

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

  • n. A drug, C17H25N, used in veterinary medicine as an anesthetic and illegally as a hallucinogen; PCP.

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  • n. A veterinary anesthetic, used illegally in humans as a hallucinogen

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  • n. a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen

Etymologies

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

phen(o)- + cycl(o)- + -id(e) + -ine2.

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phenylcyclohexylpiperidine

Examples

  • Employees at Livermore, one of the federal government's top science labs, handle as many as 42 different kinds of dangerous drugs, including black tar heroin, cocaine, phencyclidine and steroids.

    Where It Go? U.S. Energy Lab Loses Track Of Cocaine, Heroin

  • The report said European officials last year identified for the first time derivatives of two well-established drugs—the anesthetics ketamine and phencyclidine, or PCP.

    Report: New 'Legal Highs' Multiplying in Europe

  • PCP, or phencyclidine, is also known as "angel dust."

    1-Year-Old Tests Positive For Cocaine, PCP On West Side

  • The street drug phencyclidine (PCP), which blocks receptors for the glutamate molecule, produces schizophrenia's symptoms: psychosis, apathy, withdrawal and problems with memory and concentration.

    Silent Demons

  • Additionally, Mr. Padilla was given drugs against his will, believed to be some form of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or phencyclidine (PCP), to act as a sort of truth serum during his interrogations.

    Balkinization

  • He's known to have brought a substantial supply of phencyclidine derms with him to Beebe; I've just located it in his cubby and I was surprised to find that it has barely been touched.

    Starfish

  • They're the people lacing marijuana with dangerous chemicals and other drugs like phencyclidine (PCP) and cocaine, he said.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Brazos County authorities also said Jackson was believed to be intoxicated on phencyclidine

    Local News | The Bryan College Station Eagle

  • The presented policy calls for the district to test substances including, but not limited to, alcohol, marijuana, opiates, cocaine, methamphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP) and MDMA

    Local News from Spartanburg Herald Journal

  • They must pass drug and alcohol screening for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine and amphetamines.

    FOXNews.com

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