noun. a drug used as an anesthetic by veterinarians; illicitly taken (originally in the form of powder or `dust') for its effects as a hallucinogen.
- phencyclidine hydrochloride
- angel dust
- psychodelic drug
- hallucinogenic drug
Example sentences of the word phencyclidine
1. Noun, singular or mass
The drug phencyclidine, or PCP, is included in a urinalysis due to the U.S. Department of Justice report of increased use of the drug in young adults.
Testing primarily detects for methamphetamines, cocaine, marijuana, opiates and phencyclidine drug usage 3.
3. Verb, base form
Federal regulations require employers of safety-sensitive workers to test for alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, phencyclidine – more commonly known as PCP – and opiates such as codeine, heroin and morphine.