Amanita muscaria


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Am·a·ni·ta mus·ca·'ri·a

a toxic species of mushroom with yellow-to-red pileus and white gills; it contains muscarine, a cholinomimetic, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
Synonym(s): fly agaric

Amanita muscaria

A poisonous red-speckled mushroom which, with related species, A pantheria, contains muscarine. It is a cousin of the deadly "Angel of Death" mushroom.

Clinical findings
Patient becomes drowsy 20 to 90 minutes after ingestion, then manic/agitated; in children, seizures may occur.
 
Management
Supportive, drugs for seizures.

Am·a·ni·ta mus·ca·ri·a

(am'ă-nī'tă mŭs-kă'rē-ă)
A toxic species of mushroom with yellow to red pileus and white gills; contains muscarine, which produces psychosislike states and other symptoms.
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2005 Mycorrhiza helper bacterium Streptomyces AcH 505 induces differential gene expression in the ectomycorrhizal fungus Amanita muscaria.
The echopictures experienced by Waser under the influence of muscimol have also been described by others after having ingested Amanita muscaria mushrooms, supporting the idea that muscimol is the primary inebriating agent.
Discovered in 1869, muscarine was the first compound isolated from the Amanita muscaria mushroom, from which the compound derives its name.
Wasson's theory is that the filter of sunlight represents drying or dehydration of the Soma plant, a process that is essential in the preparation of Amanita muscaria in Siberia.
The frst assumption is that Amanita muscaria shares similar chemical properties with Psilocybe mushrooms, which allow it to be eaten fresh or dried without preparation.
Even so, using Amanita Muscaria, Puharich (1962) demonstrated that forced-choice procedures could be successful with picture-sorting tasks.
Puharich's (1962) apparent repeated success with Amanita muscaria also needs replicating.
Traditional use in North America of Amanita muscaria for divinatory purposes.
Amanita muscaria is a special example of such drugs, being both a potential entheogen and cited as a medicinal herb in rejuvenating therapy (rasayana) with its effects described as hallucinogenic and stimulating the nervous system, invoking "vivid dreams" and "recollections of old memories and supernatural feelings (Puri 2003, 1977).
Perhaps it is both the colors of the respective male and female genital fluids (sperm and menstrual blood) and the color of the Amanita muscaria of red and white that diffused throughout diverse alchemical traditions (the red/white polarity being the universal color scheme of the alchemical process; Heinrich 1995).
The father of ethnomycology Gordon Wasson has proposed the most reasonable suggestion of species for the famed soma of the Vedic traditions with the mushroom Amanita muscaria.