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Compound Summary for: CID 6468

Phencyclidine

Also known as: 1-(1-Phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine, Angel dust, Dust, Sernyl, Fenciclidina, Phencyclidinum, Cadillac, Crystal, Stardust
Molecular Formula: C17H25N   Molecular Weight: 243.3871   InChIKey: JTJMJGYZQZDUJJ-UHFFFAOYSA-N
A hallucinogen formerly used as a veterinary anesthetic, and briefly as a general anesthetic for humans. Phencyclidine is similar to KETAMINE in structure and in many of its effects. Like ketamine, it can produce a dissociative state. It exerts its pharmacological action through inhibition of NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE). As a drug of abuse, it is known as PCP and Angel Dust.   From: MeSH
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