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* Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxicat
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  jolianora - 01/15/13 14:33
 
  Being able to identify a patient intoxicated with either PCP or LSD is a commonly tested item in exams Q

Intoxication with Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or hallucinogenic mushrooms has been noted to produce symptoms that include hallucinations, (which are usually visual) mydriasis, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and perception and mood disturbances.


Overdose is considered to be dangerous due to the hallucinogenic effects which might cause the patient to engage in risky behavior.

On the other hand, PCP (phenylcyclidine) intoxication will present with similar symptoms as the ones for LSD and/or hallucinogenic mushrooms, but in addition to those symptoms you will see a patient with agitation, confusion, and aggressive behavior.
 
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* Re:Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxi
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  jolianora - 01/15/13 14:34
 
 


A key feature of PCP is the fact that the patient might show a vertical and/or horizontal nystagmus.



Contrary to LSD and mushrooms, overdose of PCP can be fatal because of convulsions, coma, and respiratory arrest. For PCP treatment is supportive and urine acidification to hasten elimination. No withdrawal symptoms have been reported for both of this drugs.
 
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* Re:Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxi
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  jolianora - 01/15/13 14:34
 
 

A key feature of PCP is the fact that the patient might show a vertical and/or horizontal nystagmus.
 
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* Re:Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxi
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  zstranger - 01/15/13 14:46
 
  Hallucinogenics are hallucinogenic in nature. PCP is not a hallucinogenic. I dont understand why we need to start a thread for something this basic and low yield. To each her own.  
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* Re:Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxi
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  blocker - 01/15/13 15:32
 
  There are many who benefits from these information that you might think is basic, stop bullying people , you are either very immature, or they haven't taught you how to respect others.  
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* Re:Distinguish between PCP and LSD/Mushroom Intoxi
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  sublimation - 01/15/13 16:08
 
  @jolianora.............thank you  
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