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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

"Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Semisynthetic derivative of ergot (Claviceps purpurea). It has complex effects on serotonergic systems including antagonism at some peripheral serotonin receptors, both agonist and antagonist actions at central nervous system serotonin receptors, and possibly effects on serotonin turnover. It is a potent hallucinogen, but the mechanisms of that effect are not well understood.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 17 publications over 10 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 1996 and 2003
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