adjective Etymology: psychotic + -o- + mimetic Date: 1956 of, relating to, involving, or inducing psychotic alteration of behavior and personality <
psychotomimetic drugs
psychotomimetic nounpsychotomimetically adverb

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  • psychotomimetic — [sī kät΄ō mī met′ik, sī kät΄ōmīmi met′ik, sī kät΄ōmimet′ik] adj. [< PSYCHOTIC + O + MIMETIC] designating or of certain drugs as LSD and mescaline, that produce hallucinations, symptoms of a psychotic state, and, sometimes, chromosomal breaks n …   English World dictionary

  • Psychotomimetic — A drug with psychotomimetic actions mimics the symptoms of psychosis, including delusions and/or hallucinations. Some drugs of the opioid class have psychotomimetic effects such as pentazocine and butorphanol. [Musacchio JM. The psychotomimetic… …   Wikipedia

  • psychotomimetic — 1. A drug or substance that produces psychologic and behavioral changes resembling those of psychosis; e.g., LSD. 2. Denoting such a drug or substance. SYN: psychosomimetic. [psychosis + G. mimetikos, imitative] * * * psy·choto·mi·met·ic sī .kät… …   Medical dictionary

  • psychotomimetic — 1. adjective That induces a temporary state of altered perception and symptoms similar to those of psychosis (such as hallucinations). 2. noun A psychotomimetic drug (such as LSD) …   Wiktionary

  • psychotomimetic —    Also known as psychotic, hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, hallucinogenic substance, magicum, pseudohallucinogen, illusinogen, mysticomimetic, phanerothyme, phantasticum, eideticum, psychedelic, psychedelic drug, and psychedelic substance.… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • psychotomimetic — /suy kot oh meuh met ik, muy /, adj. (of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory. Also, psychomimetic. [1955 60; PSYCHOT(IC) + O + MIMETIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • psychotomimetic — psy·choto·mimetic …   English syllables

  • psychotomimetic — psy•chot•o•mi•met•ic [[t]saɪˌkɒt oʊ məˈmɛt ɪk, maɪ [/t]] also psychomimetic adj. pha (of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • psychotomimetic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alexander Shulgin — This article is about the scientist. For the musician, see Alexander Shulgin (musician). Alexander Shulgin Born June 17, 1925 (1925 06 17) …   Wikipedia

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