Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25): IX. Effect on snails

Abramson, Harold Alexander, Jarvik, Murray E. (1955) Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25): IX. Effect on snails. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 40. pp. 337-340.

DOI: 10.1080/00223980.1955.9712988


"Certain species of snails are at least as sensitive to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25) as are the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens). Ambularia cuprina (Mystery Snail) responds to LSD-25 with a typical, persistent, disorganized movement of the gastropod. This movement persists many hours and markedly alters the behavior of the snail. D-1-bromlysergic acid diethylamide (BOL-148) does not show the same effect. The snail may be used to assay LSD-25 under certain conditions." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal
CSHL Authors:
Communities: The Carnegie Institution Department of Genetics
Depositing User: Elizabeth Pessala
Date: 1955
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 16:27
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 16:27

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