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The Chemistry of Lsd



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LSD, also known as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide is a potent hallucinogenic drug, which is also called a psychedelic drug. Lysergic acid was first discovered in Switzerland in 1083. LSD is sensitive to oxygen, ultraviolet light, and chlorine, especially in solution, though its potency may last for years if it is stored away from light and moisture at low temperature. In pure form it is colorless, odorless, and mildly bitter. LSD is typically delivered orally, usually on a substrate such as absorbent blotter paper, a sugar cube, or gelatin. In its liquid form, it can be administered by intramuscular or intravenous injection. Other names for LSD are those such as acid, sugar, Blotter, Sugar Cubes, Blue Unicorn, Acid, Cid, Sid, Bart Simpsons, Barrels, Tabs, Blotter, Heaven ly blue, 'L', liquid liquid, Microdots, Mind detergent, Orange cubes, Orange micro, Owsley, Wedding Bells, windowpane, etc. Although the drug is physically non-addictive, there have been some cases of overdose (only because the person had consumed extremely large amounts) and a person can become a chronic user because of mind altering effects.
LSD can be transferred into the body in many ways, but the most common way is by the pill. Depending on how large the dose is affects the high caused by the drug. Nevertheless, no matter how large the dose is, the duration of the trip remains the same. Some of the physical effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, dilated pupils, numbness and tingling, weakness, tremors, and nausea. Long term effects could be things such as severe as depression or permanently bad judgment.
In addition to its recreational uses, LSD has been tested to cure diseases in the past. It has been tried as a treatment for infantile autism, for alcoholism, and to accelerate psychotherapy, but no medical use has been established.
The trip that is caused from LSD can be broken down into four different phases. The phases go as follows: The onset, the plateau, the peak, the comedown. Starting with colors appearing different to visions appearing out of nowhere to time feeling like it is at a standstill, the trip ends as the sensations start to subdue after five or six hours.
More and more things are being discovered about LSD every day. As more experiments are conducted, the more we can understand about the drug and the people that use it. I hope that by reading this article, you have gained a lot of knowledge about LSD. If you have learned nothing else, know that this drug is not good and you shouldn't do it!

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