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
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The drugs for which tests are required are marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, phencyclidine (PCP) and opiates.
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Origin and Etymology of phencyclidine
phen- + cycl- + -idine
First Known Use: 1959See Words from the same year
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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