Glossary Term: Hallucinogenic

(Hallucinogen, Hallucinate)

1. Producing hallucinations.
2. A substance that is a hallucinogen.
3. Hallucinogens are a general group of pharmacological agents that can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These classes of psychoactive drugs have in common that they can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness. Unlike other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, these drugs do not merely amplify familiar states of mind, but rather induce experiences that are qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. These experiences are often compared to non-ordinary forms of consciousness such as trance, meditation, dreams, or insanity. Note that some prefer the term “neurotropic” instead of hallucinogenic to more accurately define the causative effects of certain fungi (i.e. species in the genus Psilocybe, etc).

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