Psilocybe

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Psilocybe

(sī'lō-sī'bē),
A genus of mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) containing many species with psychotropic or hallucinogenic properties, including Psilocybe mexicana, of which the fruiting bodies are a source of the hallucinogen, psilocybin.

Psilocybe

Toxicology A genus of mushrooms that contains psilocybin, a hallucinogen Clinical 20–60 mushrooms may be ingested to obtain the desired hallucinogenic effect; small amounts of Psilocybe spp evoke euphoria, accompanied by dizziness, and weakness; larger amounts alter temporal and spatial perception, causing visual disturbances Management Supportive; effects are transient. See Poisonous mushrooms.

Psilocybe

genus of toxic mushrooms; contain an indole alkaloid which causes incoordination, tremor, stumbling, recumbency and hypersensitivity. Includes P. cubensis, P. semilanceata. Called also mad or magic mushrooms.
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Ultimamente se denomina a esta tendencia "cultura de club" o simplemente "fiesta", por haber sido trasladada a los clubes del mundo (4); en ella predomina el consumo de 3,4-metilendioximetanfetamina (MDMA o "extasis") y sus derivados, el gammahidroxibutirato (GHB, "extasis liquido"), la metanfetamina (speed), la ketamina, el flunitrazepam, el dextrometorfano, el oxido nitroso, la lisergida (LSD) o los hongos tipo Psylocibe, durante sesiones maratonicas de baile al ritmo de la musica electronica, buscando con ello un estado trascendente de euforia, con amplificacion de sensaciones de euforia o de alucinacion (5).
Guzman (1964) recolecto diversos hongos en el departamento del Valle del Cauca, Cauca y Cundinamarca, en 1971, recolecto hongos del genero Psylocibe y en 1978 publico un listado de 79 especies basada en materiales colectados en sus viajes y muestras del Herbario Nacional de Colombia.