Substance Abuse: Medical and Slang Terminology

Humera Hamid, BA; Rif S. El-Mallakh, MD; Keith Vandeveir, CADC

Disclosures

South Med J. 2005;98(3):350-362. 

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LSD

Slang terms

Acid, LSD-25, blotter acid, blotters, dots, windowpane, named after pictures on paper, mesc, microdots, trips, tabs

Active ingredient

D-lysergic acid diethylamide

Source

Semisynthetic (from ergot alkaloids)

Pharmacological classification

Hallucinogen

Medical use

Experimental research only

Abuse form

Tablets, capsules, liquid, or paper squares

Usage method

Taken orally

Effects sought

Insight, distortion of senses, exhilaration, mystical/religious experience

Adverse effects

May intensify existing psychosis; panic reactions, flashback psychotic experiences described

Detectable in urine

Yes

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