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Benocyclidine, also known as benzo
It acts as a potent and selective dopamine reuptake inhibitor (DRI) and a psychostimulant. Unlike related compounds like phencyclidine and ketamine, benocyclidine is a pure DRI with negligible affinity for the NMDA receptor, and it therefore lacks any anticonvulsant, anesthetic, hallucinogenic, or dissociative effects. It has been used to label the dopamine transporter. BCP was used to try to find a common pharmacophore for DRI type stimulants.
More recently, benocyclidine has been found in several ecstasy tablets, sold as MDMA.
Benocyclidine is not scheduled at the federal level in the United States, but may be considered an analog of PCP, in which case purchase, sale, or possession could be prosecuted under the Federal Analog Act.
Benocyclidine (BCP) or benzothiophenylcyclohexylpiperidine (BTCP) is a Schedule I controlled substance in the state of Florida, making it illegal to buy, sell, or possess in Florida.