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(chiefly of a drug) producing a feeling of euphoria.
- ‘GHB has an intoxicant, sedative or euphoriant effect that begins within 10 to 20 minutes of taking the drug.’
- ‘In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to assess potential abuse in adult patients, Strattera was not associated with a pattern of response that suggested stimulant or euphoriant properties.’
- ‘Synthetic GHB, originally used by body builders for its putative anabolic effects, has more recently been abused for its sedative, euphoriant and aphrodisiac effects and as a ‘rave’ and ‘date rape’ drug.’
- ‘Early tolerance develops not only to the pleasurable euphoriant effects of heroin, but also to the analgesic, sedative, emetic, and respiratory depressant effects.’
- ‘And it was the same euphoriant mix of intelligence, practicality and charm that allowed Piano to clear a swathe for Lend Lease through Sydney's tangled thickets of heritage, citypolitik and planning controls.’
- ‘As Dr George Venters explains ‘We're making our children criminals because they prefer a safer euphoriant substance to that chosen by middle-aged men.’’
- ‘Other Australian workers, however, do think that users may abuse naloxone, not as a euphoriant itself but to increase their tolerance of larger doses of heroin and so increase euphoria.’
A euphoriant drug.
- ‘Bodybuilders claim GHB helps metabolize fat and build muscle, and persons who attend nightclubs and parties (such as all-night ‘raves’) use it as a euphoriant.’
- ‘GHB's growing reputation as a euphoriant has contributed to its popularity as a recreational drug.’
- ‘Why not memory blockers for the former, mood brighteners for the latter, and a good euphoriant - without risks of hangovers or cirrhosis - when celebratory occasions fail to be jolly?’
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