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Is STP chemically related to BZ? Do they have similar effects?
Q: In the book "Acid Dreams" by Martin Lee & Bruce Shlain, they say that STP (now DOM?) is chemically related to BZ and has similar effects (as it caused many people to have terrible 3 day experiences). Is this true?

A: BZ and STP (DOM) are not very closely related chemically. DOM is a relative of amphetamine, while BZ is an anticholinergic acting on muscarinic receptors. It does appear that DOM was tested as a potential incapacitating agents by the CIA and the military (as was BZ), but this was likely due to its long duration and particular type of experiential effects, and not due to a chemical similarity to BZ. Many hallucinogens were tested by the military in the 1960s and 70s as research into this type of psychoactive was new and appeared promising



Asked By : Syrinis
Answered By : fire
Published Date : 8 / 2 / 2002
Last Edited Date : 8 / 2 / 2002
Question ID : 2989

Categories: [ Chemicals ] [ BZ ] [ DOM ]

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