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The street name for phencyclidine hydrochloride (PCP), an illicit hallucinogenic drug that can cause schizophrenia-like behavior, delirium, coma, and death of users. It is easily synthesized and circulates widely among young people seeking a cheap thrill. Its use is a public health problem because it creates a high-risk group for drug-induced mental illness.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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