psychotomimetic

psychotomimetic

[sahy-kot-oh-muh-met-ik, -mahy-]
adjective
(of a substance or drug) tending to produce symptoms like those of a psychosis; hallucinatory.


Origin:
1955–60; psychot(ic) + -o- + mimetic

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psychotomimetic (saɪˌkɒtəʊmɪˈmɛtɪk)
 
adj
(of drugs such as LSD and mescaline) capable of inducing psychotic symptoms

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psychotomimetic psy·chot·o·mi·met·ic (sī-kŏt'ō-mə-mět'ĭk, -mī-)
adj.
Tending to induce hallucinations, delusions, or other symptoms of a psychosis. Used of a drug. n.
A psychotomimetic drug, such as LSD.

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