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.