Brookhaven scientists explore brain's reaction to potent hallucinogen
UPTON, NY - Brain-imaging studies performed in animals at the U.S. Department of Energys (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory provide researchers with clues about why an increasingly popular recreational drug that causes hallucinations and motor-function impairment in humans is abused. Using trace...
Hallucinogen Gives Lasting Spiritual Boost
...ently positive reports from a single event in the laboratory. This gives credence to claims that the mystical-type experiences some people have during hallucinogen
sessions may help patients suffering from cancer-related anxiety or depression, and may serve as a potential treatment for drug dependence. We're eage...
Spiritual effects of hallucinogens persist, Johns Hopkins researchers report
...aring participants and providing psychological support during and after the hallucinogen
experience. These "best practices" contribute both to safety and to the sta...ce to the claims that the mystical-type experiences some people have during hallucinogen
sessions may help patients suffering from cancer-related anxiety or depress...
Some antipsychotic drugs may be missing their mark
...on the other hand, causes the receptor to activate only the G proteins. The hallucinogen
does not seem to use beta-arrestins to cause its effects.
For this study,... laboratory-grown cells and a strain of mice that lacked beta-arrestin. The hallucinogen
was a hallucinogenic amphetamine called DOI.
When the researchers injected...
FDA Warns Migraine Medicine Makers
...ne treatments contain a drug called ergotamine tartrate. Ergotamine is derived from a rye fungus called ergot, from which a separate drug, the illegal hallucinogen
LSD, also can be synthesized. Ergotamine is a vasoconstricting drug, meaning it narrows the blood vessels when taken.
The letters — dated Monday...
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