phencyclidine


phen·cy·cli·dine

noun \(ˌ)fen-ˈsi-klə-ˌdēn, -ˈsī-, -dən\

Definition of PHENCYCLIDINE

:  a piperidine derivative C17H25N used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride especially as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug —called also angel dust, PCP

Origin of PHENCYCLIDINE

phen- + cycl- + -idine
First Known Use: 1959

phen·cy·cli·dine

noun \(ˈ)fen-ˈsik-lə-ˌdēn, -ˈsī-klə-, -dən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHENCYCLIDINE

: a piperidine derivative used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C17H25N·HCl especially as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug to induce vivid mental imagery—called also angel dust, PCP

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