Effect Categories - Physical Suppressions
Physical suppressions are defined as any subjective effect that decreases or reduces a facet of a person's physical body.
This page lists the various physical suppressions that can occur under the influence of certain psychoactive compounds.
Appetite suppression can be described as the experience of a distinct decrease in a person's sense of hunger and appetite in a manner which can result in both a lesser desire to eat food and a decreased enjoyment of its taste. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of stimulant compounds, such as amphetamine, methylphenidate, nicotine, MDMA, and cocaine.
Cough suppression can be described as a decreased desire and need to cough. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of antitussive compounds such as, codeine, pholcodine, dextromethorphan, noscapine, and butamirate.
Decreased libido can be described as a distinct decrease in feelings of sexual desire, the anticipation of sexual activity, and the likelihood that a person will view the context of a given situation as sexual in nature. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of a wide variety of compounds, such as, opioids, antipsychotics and SSRI's, and dissociatives.
Motor control loss can be described as feeling as if there has been a distinct decrease in a person's ability to control their physical body with precision, balance, coordination, and dexterity. Motor control loss is often accompanied by other coinciding effects such as sedation and disinhibition. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of GABAergic depressant compounds, such as, alcohol, benzodiazepines, GHB, and phenibut.
Nausea suppression can be described as a reduction in vomiting, stomach cramps, and general feelings of nausea. It is most commonly induced under the influence of 5-HT3 receptor antagonists, cannabinoids, benzodiazepines, antihistamines, and others.
Orgasm suppression (formally known as anorgasmia) can be described as a difficulty or complete inability to achieve orgasm despite adequate sexual stimulation. This effect commonly occurs on opioids and dissociatives which have been reported to decrease one's ability to feel sexual pleasure, which may be attributed to their tactile suppressing effects or through some other biological mechanism. It is also a well-known side effect of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Pain relief can be described as an effect which suppresses negative sensations such as aches and pains. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of a very wide variety of compounds, such as opioids, GABAergics, GABApentinoids, cannabinoids, dissociatives, muscle relaxants, and NSAID's.
Sedation can be described as a decrease in a person's physical energy levels which are interpreted as discouraging when it comes to wakefulness, movement, performing tasks, talkativeness, and general exercise. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of depressant compounds, such as opioids, GABAergics, and antipsychotics.
Seizure suppression is an effect caused by drugs known as "anticonvulsants". These drugs prevent or reduce the severity and frequency of seizures in various types of epilepsy. It is most commonly induced under the influence of moderate dosages of certain GABAergic compounds and certain cannabinoids.