Acid: Street name for LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), a powerful hallucinogenic drug derived from a fungus that sometimes grows on rye, first synthesized by Swiss doctor Albert Hofmann in 1938. Used in psychiatric research as an adjunct to psychotherapy and in secret military experiments as a potential weapon during the 1950s and 60s. Effects vary widely according to dosage level (50 to 250 or more micrograms), personality, and social context, but may include (1) (perceptual effects) increased impact of sensory stimuli such as colors and sounds; attention to normally unnoticed aspects of the environment; and the sense of time slowing down; (2) (cognitive effects) impaired short-term memory, enhanced long-term memory and introspection, changes in sense of self and ego, a sense of separation of mind and body, or a sense of unity with the environment and the universe; (3) (emotional effects) increased susceptibility to suggestion; heightened sensitivity; and magnification and purification of feelings such as love, lust, sympathy, gratitude, terror, despair, anger, or loneliness. At higher dosages, these effects may bring on paranoia, fear of loss of control, and panic -- or euphoria and bliss.
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