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Munch JC. 
“Phencyclidine: pharmacology and toxicology”. 
Bulletin on Narcotics. 1974 Oct-Dec 21;26(4):9-17.
Phencyclidine (PCP) was introduced in 1960 as an analgesic and general anesthetic for man, but too many severe adverse effects developed, including hallucinations, manic depressive and schizophrenic-like symptoms. A solution of the hydrochloride has been approved for anesthesia of monkeys and other primates. PCP powder from clandestine sources has become a primary constituent of the "street drugs" illegally used by narcotic addicts, displacing heroin to a large extent. It may be found in dilute powder form alone, or admixed with LSD, amphetamine, cocaine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), mescaline or other drugs. Users of "street drugs" have experienced violent mental disturbances. Antidotes are still to be developed; one death has been reported to date. PCP is properly classed as a "dangerous drug".
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