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Compound Summary for: CID 9795678

Phencyclidine

Also known as: Phencyclidine hydrochloride, Sernylan, Elysion, PCP hydrochloride, Sernyl hydrochloride, Sernyl, 956-90-1, Trank
Molecular Formula: C17H26ClN   Molecular Weight: 279.84804   InChIKey: BUAJNGPDPGKBGV-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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