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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 to Totally Wicked Electronic Cigarette Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) 80% Of Nicotine 80% Nicotine 15% Where is it found? What is LCD? It is a hallucinogenic drug. LSD is found in somealcoholism treatment programs. LSD is found in hospitals for numerous reasons. LSD can be found at raves. How is it used? LSD is used to help people deal with stress, or enable them to enter into what they perceive as a more enlightened sense of thinking or being. It can be used to alleviate anxiety for terminally ill cancer patients coping with their impending deaths. It can also be used for extreme pain management, such as the pain caused by cluster headaches. A single dose of LSD in conjunction with various alcoholism treatment programs was associated with a decrease in alcohol abuse, lasting for several months. How does LSD enter the body? LSD is typically delivered orally, usually on a substrate such as absorbent blotter paper, a sugar cube, or gelatin. It can also be taken in the pill form. In its liquid form, LSD can be administered by injection. LSD's chemical composition The image above shows the chemical structure of ergoline. LSD is an ergoline derivative. Ergoline is a chemical compound whose structural skeleton is contained in a diverse range of alkaloids. The image shown above is the chemical structure of lysergic acid (an ergoline derivative). Lysergic acid is made by alkalinehydrolysis of lysergamides like ergotamine, a substanceusually derived from the ergot fungus. The image above shows the chemical structure of LSD. LSD is commonly synthesized by reacting diethylamine with an activated form of lysergic acid. What is the bodys reaction/response to LSD? Effects on the Brain Researchers aren't 100 % sure what LSD does in the central nervous system, or exactly how it causes the hallucinogenic effects. It's believed that LSD works similarly to serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for regulating moods, appetite, muscle control, sexuality, sleep and sensory perception. LSD seems to interfere with the way the brain's serotonin receptors work. It may inhibit neurotransmission, stimulate it, or both. LSD users see images, hear sounds and feel sensations that seem to be very real, but they are not real at all. These sensory hallucinations can be accompanied by quick and intense mood swings. Consequently, the effects of LSD can go from being a pleasant experience to a very unpleasant one quickly, making the effect of the drug extremely unpredictable. Regular hallucinogens are thought to produce their perception altering effects by acting on neural circuits in the brain that use the neurotransmitter serotonin. Some of their most prominent effects occur in the prefrontal cortex (an area involved in mood, cognition, and perception).
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