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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Psilocybin

Source

Natural (from psilocybe fungus—a type of mushroom)

Pharmacological classification

Hallucinogen

Medical use

None

Abuse form

Mushrooms, rarely as tablets or capsules

Usage method

Taken orally

Effects sought

Same as LSD

Advserse effects

Milder than LSD

Detectable in urine

No

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