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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Mescaline (Peyote Cactus)

Slang terms

Mesc, peyote, peyote buttons

Active ingredient

Mescaline

Source

Natural (from peyote cactus)

Pharmacological classification

Hallucinogen

Medical use

Used in traditional healing practices

Abuse form

Tablets, capsules, raw drug (buttons)

Usage method

Taken orally

Effects sought

Same as LSD

Adverse effects

Milder than LSD

Detectable in urine

No

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