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Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction

Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta.

Abstract
The use of innovative and unconventional psychoactive substances by people has always surprised mankind and psychoactive fauna as a substance of abuse representing one such strange and dangerous practice. Psychoactive fauna refers to the group of animals whose body parts or excretions contain one or more substances which, in a sufficiently high dose, have the potential to alter the user's state of consciousness. With this case report of abuse of lizard tail by a cannabis dependent prisoner, we aim to sensitize the community toward fast growing and not so uncommon problem of abuse of psychoactive fauna.

Key words: Unconventional substance abuse; psychoactive fauna; lizard addiction


 
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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(7): 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319


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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. http://www.ijmsph.com/?mno=210336 [Access: September 27, 2020]. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319


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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2016; 5(7): 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2016), [cited September 27, 2020]; 5(7): 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta (2016) Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 5 (7), 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. 2016. Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 5 (7), 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



Chicago Style

Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. "Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 5 (2016), 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta. "Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 5.7 (2016), 1517-1518. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319



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Savita Chahal, Priti Singh, Rajiv Gupta (2016) Lizard as psychoactive fauna: an unconventional addiction. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 5 (7), 1517-1518. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2016.09122015319





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