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How does LSD work?
Q: I would like to know if you guys could tell me what happens, physically, to your body when you take LSD. What is the chemistry that happens in the brain? Are there any physical effects elsewhere in the body? If you could, please site your sources.

A: Nobody knows exactly how LSD works. It binds to serotonin receptors in the brain, but it is unknown how this translates into a psychedelic trip. LSD has very little effects on the rest of the body. Much more detail can be found in our LSD Vault or in books such as the excellent "Trips" by Cheryl Pellerin and Chapter 7 of Drugs and the Brain by Solomon Snyder.

Asked By : Ford Perfect
Answered By : murple
Published Date : 1 / 7 / 2001
Last Edited Date : 1 / 7 / 2001
Question ID : 1559

Categories: [ LSD ] [ Pharmacology ]

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