Asked by Jessanka McMahon on Mar 10, 2024

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Hallucinogens have an ___________ effect on the CNS and mimic the effects of __________.

A) excitatory; dopamine
B) inhibitory; serotonin
C) excitatory; epinephrine
D) excitatory; serotonin
E) inhibitory; dopamine

Hallucinogens

Substances that induce alterations in perception, mood, and thought, often resulting in visual or auditory hallucinations.

CNS

The central nervous system, consisting of the brain and spinal cord, responsible for processing and sending out nerve signals.

Serotonin

A neurotransmitter involved in many functions including mood regulation, appetite, and sleep.

  • Identify the physical and mental impacts of hallucinogenic substances.
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Loreal Castle

Mar 10, 2024

Final Answer :
D
Explanation :
Hallucinogens have an excitatory effect on the CNS, specifically on serotonin receptors. They mimic the effects of serotonin, which is a neurotransmitter involved in mood regulation, among other functions. Therefore, choice D (excitatory; serotonin) is the best answer.