lysergic acid diethylamide


lysergic acid di·​eth·​yl·​am·​ide -ˌdī-ˌe-thə-ˈla-ˌmīd How to pronounce lysergic acid diethylamide (audio)
: lsd

Examples of lysergic acid diethylamide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers said the studies were abandoned in the early 1970s when hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD -- lysergic acid diethylamide -- became widely used on the streets, leading to strict federal laws regulating their use.... Eliza Strickland, Discover Magazine, 8 Sep. 2010 Schedule 1 substances include heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA, Ecstasy), psilocybin, and others. Arthur L. Caplan, STAT, 2 Dec. 2022 The use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), ecstasy, and other hallucinogens has increased since 2015, and the latest data shows that 5.5 million people have taken psychedelic drugs in the last year. Jodi Helmer, Fortune, 27 Sep. 2022 On April 19, 1943, the Swiss father of psychedelic medicine Albert Hofmann dropped lysergic acid diethylamide (at 4:20pm, is that a coincidence?) and went on a bike ride, becoming the first human to trip on LSD. Andrew Deangelo, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Hoffman synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide while developing pharmaceuticals for Sandoz Laboratories. Grayson Quay, The Week, 19 Apr. 2022 In 1938, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Rebecca Coffey, Forbes, 5 Apr. 2021 Psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide, better known as LSD, are now being evaluated in Phase 2 clinical trials for the treatment of depression. Shlomi Raz, STAT, 7 Jan. 2020 One of these Hoffman dubbed lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD-25. Ellen Ruppel Shell,, 11 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1944, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lysergic acid diethylamide was in 1944

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lysergic acid diethylamide

lysergic acid di·​eth·​yl·​am·​ide -ˌdī-ˌeth-ə-ˈlam-ˌīd How to pronounce lysergic acid diethylamide (audio)
: lsd

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