Glossary

This will hopefully cover any abbreviations and overcomplicated ideas I use in my writing. Unfortunately I don’t always write with the simplest terms so just ask if there’s something you feel should be added here. I will build it as I use terms.

My Terms

  • Sweet spot – The dose at which a drug is best enjoyed. Some drugs are naturally not intense and attempts to make them so will result in excessive side effects and potential health risks.
    • MDAI, for example is best enjoyed around 100-150mg where it provides a slight mood lift and psychedelia. It is not best used at the same intensity as MDMA or 2C-E.
    • A controversial one: Alcohol has health benefits and a pleasant buzz in low doses, but larger amounts bring unpleasant side effects and health risks.
  • Functional stimulant – A stimulant which is not particularly euphoric or recreational with a clear headspace that (therefore) lends itself well to productivity. This is thought to be a result of reasonably selective release of dopamine.

Scientific Jargon:

  • DRA – Dopamine Releasing Agent
  • DRI – Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor
  • NDRI – Norepinephrine Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitor
  • NE – Norepinephrine (noradrenaline), a neurotransmitter involved in the “fight or flight” response.
  • SAR – Structure Activity Relationship, the relationship between chemical structure and pharmacological activity.
  • SSRI – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
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