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D-Lysergic acid diethylamine(LSD-25) is an Indole hallucinogen otherwise known simply as "acid". LSD is a semisynthetic drug derived from ergot and was origionally synthesised in 1938 by the swiss chemist Albert Hofmann. LSD resembles the neurotransmitter serotonin and interferes with it's normal functions, as well as the functions of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

At doses of 10 - 25ug (ug = micrograms, or "mikes"), effects include only mild euphoria and loss of inhibition. Doses of more than 50ug causes peak effects at around 2 - 3 hours and lasts 8 - 12 hours in duration. Recreationally it is used as a psychedelic drug at doses of around 100ug, or, rarely, up to 1,000ug. Effects include an overall altered perseption, illusions and hallucinaitons, euphoria, and altered thought patterns. LSD was criminalized in the late 1960's and is currently a Schedual 1 drug. There is no ovedose or addiction potential, but flashbacks and badtrips sometimes occure. People with mental problems are advised not to take this drug. In some cases, people with mental problems (known or unknown) suffer from lasting adverse reactions. This can occure with the first use, but sometimes occures after multiple "trips". LSD should not be taken by pregnant women, as it may cause uteran contractions, and easily crosses through the placenta. The following is a discription of the effects of LSD taken from the book "The Emotional Pharmacy" by Robert A. Mogan:

(greater than 50ug) - "Sensory perseptions are first heightened. Colors become grighter or change back and forth, tastes seem sharper, and sounds louder, purer, and more complex. Paterns of color may appear, laving trail around the enviroment. Time Seems to stretch and perceptions of space and time are distorted. Strange body sensations are common, with a feeling of floating or heaviness. Users become highly suggestible and can be emotionally manipulated. There may be dramatic mood swings, feelings of paranoia and anxiety, and a sense of detachment from the enviroment, from oneself, and from reality. Hallucinations are usually visual and can appear very real, although many users say they are aware of their illusory nature.

"Forgotten events from the past, for better or worse, tend to resurface. Hidden joys or fears may emerge. The control over thought diminishes. The user may feel at one with the world, have profound spiritual feelings, or become terrified and disoriented."

Substances related to D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamine include ALD-52, which is often produced during the synthesis of LSD. It's effects are usually more speedy and come one faster, but it has close to the same potency. Possibly this substance is responsible for the effects falsely attributed to strichnine. LSA, or D-Lysergic Acid Amide (otherwise known as ergine), has about one tenth (0.1) the potency of LSD. It is found in Morning Glory Seeds and Hawiian Baby Woodrose/Hawiian Large Woodrose seeds. The Morning Glory strains which contain LSA include Heavenly Blue, Pearly Gates, Flying Saucers, and Wedding Bells. See LSA section under Hallucinogens for more information.

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