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psilocybin

 [si″lo-si´bin]
a hallucinogen having indole characteristics, isolated from the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana.

psi·lo·cy·bin

(sī'lō-sī'bin),
The N',N' -dimethyl derivative of 4-hydroxytryptamine; obtained from the fruiting bodies of the fungus Psilocybe mexicana and other species of Psilocybe and Stropharia. Psilocybin is a congener of 5-hydroxytryptamine, with striking central nervous system effects, and is readily hydrolyzed to 4-hydroxybufotenine; used as a hallucinogenic agent (and by native Mexicans to induce trances).
Synonym(s): indocybin

psilocybin

(sĭl′ə-sī′bĭn, sī′lə-)
n.
A hallucinogenic compound, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from mushrooms chiefly of the genus Psilocybe.

psi·lo·cy·bin

(sī'lō-sī'bin)
Fungal agent used as a hallucinogen (and by native Mexicans to induce trances).
Synonym(s): indocybin.

psilocybin

A powerfully hallucinogenic phosphorylated tryptamine present in the fungi contaminating some types of mushrooms, especially in Psilocybe mexicana . It is a powerful hallucinogenic drug with properties similar to those of LSD.