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New Psychoactive Substances

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 83 Bioanalytical Methods for New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 102 Toxicokinetics of NPS: Update 2017
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    Chapter 107 Serotonergic Psychedelics: Experimental Approaches for Assessing Mechanisms of Action
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    Chapter 110 Fatal Poisonings Associated with New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 111 Wastewater Analysis for Community-Wide Drugs Use Assessment
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    Chapter 113 Pharmacology of MDMA- and Amphetamine-Like New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 124 Phencyclidine-Based New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 127 Emergence, Diversity, and Control of New Psychoactive Substances: A Global Perspective
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    Chapter 134 Epidemiology of NPS Based Confirmed Overdose Cases: The STRIDA Project
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    Chapter 135 Patterns of Acute Toxicity Associated with New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 143 The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists as New Psychoactive Substances: Origins
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    Chapter 144 The Chemistry and Pharmacology of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonist New Psychoactive Substances: Evolution
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    Chapter 148 1,2-Diarylethylamine- and Ketamine-Based New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 149 Synthetic Opioids
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    Chapter 154 Designer Benzodiazepines: Another Class of New Psychoactive Substances
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    Chapter 160 Responding to New Psychoactive Substances in the European Union: Early Warning, Risk Assessment, and Control Measures
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    Chapter 177 Self-Experiments with Psychoactive Substances: A Historical Perspective
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    Chapter 178 Neuropharmacology of Synthetic Cathinones
Attention for Chapter 124: Phencyclidine-Based New Psychoactive Substances
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Chapter title
Phencyclidine-Based New Psychoactive Substances
Chapter number 124
Book title
Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology
Published in
Handbook of experimental pharmacology, August 2018
DOI 10.1007/164_2018_124
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-3-03-010560-0, 978-3-03-010561-7

Jason Wallach, Simon D. Brandt, Wallach, Jason, Brandt, Simon D.


The serendipitous discovery of phencyclidine (PCP) in 1956 sets the stage for significant research efforts that resulted in a plethora of analogs and derivatives designed to explore the biological effects of this class. PCP soon became the prototypical dissociative agent that eventually sneaked through the doors of clinical laboratories and became an established street drug. Estimations suggest that around 14 PCP analogs were identified as "street drugs" in the period between the 1960s and 1990s. Fast forward to the 2000s, and largely facilitated by advancements in electronic forms of communication made possible through the Internet, a variety of new PCP analogs began to attract the attention of communities interested in the collaborative exploration of these substances. Traditionally, as was the case with the first-generation analogs identified in previous decades, the substances explored represented compounds already known in the scientific literature. As the decade of the noughties unfolded, a number of new PCP-derived substances appeared on the scene, which included some analogs that have not been previously recorded in the published literature. The aim of this chapter is to present a brief introductory overview of substances that have materialized as PCP-derived new psychoactive substances (NPS) in recent years and their known pharmacology. Since N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) antagonism is implicated in mediating the subjective and mind-altering effects of many dissociative drugs, additional data are included from other analogs not presently identified as NPS.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 12%
Other 5 12%
Student > Master 4 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 7 17%
Unknown 12 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 7 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 7%
Psychology 3 7%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 15 36%
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