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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Phencyclidine (PCP)

Slang terms

Angel dust, crystal, hog, horse tranquilizer, peace pill, tea, tic, THC, zoot

Active ingredient

Phencyclidine

Source

Synthetic

Pharmacological classification

Dissociative anesthetic

Medical use

Once used as a veterinary anesthetic

Abuse form

Tablets, powder in smoking mixtures

Usage method

Smoked, snorted, taken orally, injected

Combinations

With LSD; with marijuana, tobacco, or parsley 3 "supergrass" or "killer weed"

Effects sought

Distortion of senses

Adverse effects

Psychotic behavior, violent acts, psychosis

Detectable in urine

Yes

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