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Mind-Altering DrugsThe Science of Subjective Experience$
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Mitch Earleywine

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165319

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.001.0001

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Hallucinogens

Hallucinogens

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(p.49) 3 Hallucinogens
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Mind-Altering Drugs
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Rick Strassman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.003.0003

This chapter focuses on hallucinogens. The psychedelics or hallucinogens are probably the most complex and controversial, and in many ways are the most fascinating group of psychoactive compounds in our pharmacopoeia. Humans have used these agents — which are found in plants, fungi, and other animals — for millennia. Their nomenclature, chemistry and pharmacology, and effects are discussed.

Keywords:   psychedelics, hallucinogens, drugs

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