Definition of psychotomimetic in English:

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psychotomimetic

Pronunciation: /ˌsīˌkädōməˈmedik/

adjective

Relating to or denoting drugs that are capable of producing an effect on the mind similar to a psychotic state.
Example sentences
  • In animal models 5 - HT2 antagonists (ketanserin and spiperone) were shown to block the psychotomimetic effects of both LSD and DOM.
  • LSD was a synthetic drug, based on a naturally produced substance, which is called psychotomimetic drugs, made out of this rust.
  • There is no clinically tested antidote available to antagonize the psychotomimetic symptomatology induced by PCP.

noun

A psychotomimetic drug.
Example sentences
  • LSD - 25, used as a psychotomimetic, allows us to study these problems of communication from the inside and learn how to devise better methods of helping the sick.
  • High potency as an antagonist of 5-HT in isolated smooth muscle preparations was not correlated with high potency as a psychotomimetic.
  • The hypothesis that psychotomimetics induce a rapid dopamine receptor regulation that could participate in the expression of the brain dopaminergic overactivation and in the early signs of psychotic-like behaviour, was checked by radioligand binding on rat brain cryosections.

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Syllabification: psy·chot·o·mi·met·ic

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