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LSD and histamine ??

Todd I. Stark stark at dwovax.enet.dec.com
Wed May 18 12:30:51 EST 1994

Richard Restak in his recent _Receptors_ has a comment in the last chapter
about LSD having as the mechanism of its psychoactive effects a differential 
response of excitatory vs. inhibitory subtypes of *histamine* receptors, (as 
opposed to serotoninergic ones).  Is this an error, or are there metabolic 
products responsible ?  Can anyone help clear this up for me ?

What are the current theories of LSD action on the brain ?

Dr. Restak also mentions that "quantum mechanical" analysis was used to
determine this.  There are no specific references.  What is he talking 
about ?

							kind regards,

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