Lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD refers to a semisynthetic psychedelic drug belonging to the ergoline family. The drug is well known for the psychological effect. These psychological effects include altered thinking, synesthesia, closed- and open-eye visuals, a changed sense of spiritual experiences, as well as time. The drug is used as a recreational drug, an entheogen, or as a psychedelic therapy agent. LSD is not known to cause addiction or damage to the brain and has a very low toxicity when compared to the dose administered (Lüscher and Ungless).
The first synthesis of LSD was conducted in 1938 by a Swiss chemist known as ...