beta-carboline

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β-carboline

(bā-ta-kahr'ō-lēn),
One of a class of indole alkaloids structurally similar to the amino acid L-tryptophan, when ingested, maycause hallucinations.
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Of chief importance is the pan Amazonian hallucinogenic brew Ayahuasca, which is a preparation containing Beta carboline alkaloids (viz.
Harmaline, harmine, harmalol and harmol are the main beta carboline alkaloids in P.