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Lysergic acid diethylamide


  • visual and auditory hallucinations as a result of central serotoninergic effects
    • ±flashbacks (drug independent repetition of previous hallucinations)
  • analgesia
    • may also prolong effect of narcotics
  • physical effects last 6-8 h, psychic 12-18 h
  • agitation, seizures, respiratory arrest may occur in acute intoxication
  • medical complications usually result from trauma related to hallucinations

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