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Phencyclidine MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phencyclidine
Tree Number(s)
D03.383.621.699
Unique ID
D010622
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010622
Scope Note
A hallucinogen formerly used as a veterinary anesthetic, and briefly as a general anesthetic for humans. Phencyclidine is similar to KETAMINE in structure and in many of its effects. Like ketamine, it can produce a dissociative state. It exerts its pharmacological action through inhibition of NMDA receptors (RECEPTORS, N-METHYL-D-ASPARTATE). As a drug of abuse, it is known as PCP and Angel Dust.
Entry Term(s)
1-(1-Phenylcyclohexyl)piperidine
Angel Dust
CL-395
GP-121
Phencyclidine Hydrobromide
Phencyclidine Hydrochloride
Sernyl
Serylan
Pharm Action
Enzyme Inhibitors
Hallucinogens
Excitatory Amino Acid Antagonists
Registry Number
J1DOI7UV76
Related Numbers
2981-31-9
77-10-1
956-90-1
V1JZQ7GDTX
CAS Type 1 Name
Piperidine, 1-(1-phenylcyclohexyl)-
NLM Classification #
QV 77.7
Previous Indexing
Anesthetics (1966-1972)
Piperidines (1968-1972)
See Also
Phencyclidine Abuse
Receptors, Phencyclidine
Public MeSH Note
73; was see under PIPERIDINES 1969-72; was see under PIPERIDINES & ANESTHETICS 1968; was see under ANESTHETICS 1967.
History Note
73(64); was see under PIPERIDINES 1969-72; was see under PIPERIDINES & ANESTHETICS 1968; was see under ANESTHETICS 1967
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2016/05/31
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