bufotenine


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bu·fo·ten·ine

(bū'fō-ten'ēn),
A psychotomimetic agent isolated from the venom of certain toads (family Bufonidae) and also present in several plants; one of the active principles of cohoba; raises the blood pressure by vasoconstrictive action and produces psychic effects, including hallucinations.
Synonym(s): mappine

bufotenine

(byo͞o′fə-tĕn′ēn, -ĭn) or

bufotenin

(-ĭn)
n.
A toxic hallucinogenic alkaloid, C12H16N2O, obtained from the skin glands of toads of the genus Bufo or from some mushrooms.

bufotenine

a toad toxin. A specific basic pressor principle used as a hallucinogen in experimental medicine.
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