A dissociative drug developed as an intravenous anesthetic that has been discontinued due to serious adverse effects. Dissociative drugs are hallucinogens that cause the user to feel detached from reality. PCP is an abbreviation of the scientific name, phencyclidine.
Street Names: Angel Dust, Embalming fluid, Hog, Rocket Fuel, Sherms,
Mixed with marijuana: Zoom
Possible Health Effects: Delusions, hallucinations, paranoia, problems thinking, a sense of distance from one’s environment, anxiety.
Low doses: slight increase in breathing rate; increased blood pressure and heart rate; shallow breathing; face redness and sweating; numbness of the hands or feet; problems with movement.
High doses: nausea; vomiting; flicking up and down of the eyes; drooling; loss of balance; dizziness; violence; seizures, coma, and death.