Natural drug surrogates and consequences of their use in Hungary

A. Laszik, P. Sótónyi, A. Antal

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Abstract

Natural substances causing stupor have been brought from the various continents and spread in the Central European countries. These substances were used for ritual purposes in the ancient and primitive cultures. The most significant one was the poppy. In the past centuries many substances have been tested for causing stupor, and the majority was easily available vegetable constituents. Following the quick development of the chemical industry synthetic drugs and also the new chemical compounds became available, however, these natural substances as surrogates have been used for causing stupor. The paper highlights the easily available surrogate substances which are rare in present forensic practice, however, they have a significant role even now as in combination with alcohol and sniffing these substances provide the first step in the way leading to polytoxicomania.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-319
Number of pages6
JournalRomanian Journal of Legal Medicine
Volume3
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Keywords

  • addiction
  • drug dependence
  • hallucinogenic plants
  • natural substances

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  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Natural drug surrogates and consequences of their use in Hungary. / Laszik, A.; Sótónyi, P.; Antal, A.

In: Romanian Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 3, No. 3, 1995, p. 314-319.

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