|Summary sheet: Huperzine A|
|Routes of Administration|
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Huperzine A is a drug used to treat alzheimers and schizophrenia induced cognitive impairment. It is also used as a nootropic
- 1 History and culture
- 2 Chemistry
- 3 Pharmacology
- 4 Subjective effects
- 5 Toxicity and harm potential
- 6 Legal status
- 7 See also
- 8 External links
- 9 Literature
- 10 References
History and culture
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Huperzine A acts as a powerful acetylcholinesterase inhibitor as well as an NMDA antagonist.
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Disclaimer: The effects listed below are cited from the Subjective Effect Index (SEI), which relies on assorted anecdotal reports and the personal experiences of PsychonautWiki contributors. As a result, they should be taken with a healthy amount of skepticism. It is worth noting that these effects will not necessarily occur in a consistent or reliable manner, although higher doses (common+) are more likely to induce the full spectrum of reported effects. Likewise, adverse effects become much more likely on higher doses and may include serious injury or death.
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- Visual acuity supression - Typically at higher doses, huperzine a can cause blurred vision. This is likely due to its activity as an NMDA antagonist.
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- Cognitive euphoria
- Thought acceleration
- Thought organization
- Anxiety suppression
- Increased music appreciation
- Focus enhancement
- Analysis enhancement
- Time distortion
- Memory enhancement
- Increased libido
- Motivation enhancement
- Dream potentiation
- Increased sense of humor
- Emotion enhancement
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Toxicity and harm potential
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Tolerance and addiction potential
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Although many psychoactive substances are reasonably safe to use on their own, they can quickly become dangerous or even life-threatening when combined with other substances. The list below includes some known dangerous combinations (although it cannot be guaranteed to include all of them). Independent research (e.g. Google, DuckDuckGo) should always be conducted to ensure that a combination of two or more substances is safe to consume. Some interactions listed have been sourced from TripSit.
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