NPS

The use patterns of novel psychedelics: experiential fingerprints of substituted phenethylamines, tryptamines and lysergamides

The growing availability and variability of novel psychedelics present new challenges for drug policy, as well as opportunities for clinical research. However, unlike their classic derivatives like psilocybin or lsd, little is known about these drugs. Using an online questionnaire, we asked people what novel psychedelic substances they were using, and what they were experience.… Continue reading The use patterns of novel psychedelics: experiential fingerprints of substituted phenethylamines, tryptamines and lysergamides

Metabolomics, NPS

Metabolomics predicts the pharmacological profile of new psychoactive substances.

March 25, 2019. Researchers from IMIM (Barcelona) and our department employed the quantification of monoamine neurotransmitters and steroid hormones in brain tissue and blood of rats to predict the pharmacological similarity of NPS to classical drugs of abuse. The metabolomics approach in animals improves the speed of NPS classification.