A substance of abuse, used for its hallucinogenic properties, which can produce profound psychologic and behavioral disturbances; the hydrochloride has analgesic and anesthetic properties.

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phen·cy·cli·dine (')fen-'sik-lə-.dēn, -'sī-klə-, -dən n a piperidine derivative used chiefly in the form of its hydrochloride C17H25N·HCl esp. as a veterinary anesthetic and sometimes illicitly as a psychedelic drug to induce vivid mental imagery called also angel dust, PCP

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