di·​meth·​yl·​tryp·​ta·​mine | \ ˌdī-ˌme-thəl-ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dimethyltryptamine (audio) \

Definition of dimethyltryptamine

: a naturally occurring or easily synthesized hallucinogenic drug C12H16N2 that is chemically similar to but shorter acting than psilocybin

called also DMT

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Some of them are excited by studies that suggest its active component, N,N-dimethyltryptamine, or DMT, may help with addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. The Economist, "Indigenous Colombians fear losing their hallucinogenic brews," 14 June 2019 The analysis revealed traces of bufotenine, benzoylecgonine (BZE) and cocaine (likely from coca leaf), dimethyltryptamine (DMT), harmine, and possibly psilocin, a chemical component of psychedelic mushrooms. Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, "Ancient hallucinogens found in 1,000-year-old shamanic pouch," 6 May 2019 The potion contains dimethyltryptamine, a powerful hallucinogen that is legal in Peru only as part of spiritual exercises. Samantha Schmidt, BostonGlobe.com, "Arrests loom after Peruvian villagers ‘lynch’ tourist accused of killing their shaman," 24 Apr. 2018 The potion contains dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a powerful hallucinogen that is only legal in Peru as part of spiritual exercises. Author: Samantha Schmidt, Anchorage Daily News, "Canadian lynched in Peruvian Amazon, accused of killing an indigenous shaman," 23 Apr. 2018 After taking his first psychedelic drug, mescaline, in 1962, Mr. Sand taught himself chemistry and set up a lab in his mother’s attic to make dimethyltryptamine, or DMT. William Grimes, New York Times, "Nicholas Sand, Chemist Who Sought to Bring LSD to the World, Dies at 75," 12 May 2017 The Supreme Court previously ruled under the religious freedom act that a small sect of a Brazilian religion could import ayahuasca, containing the hallucinogen dimethyltryptamine, because a sect in New Mexico used it as part of a sacramental tea. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Heroin dealer cites religious freedom as his defense. Court says yeah, but what about the buyers?," 4 May 2017

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di·​meth·​yl·​tryp·​ta·​mine | \ -ˈtrip-tə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dimethyltryptamine (audio) \

Medical Definition of dimethyltryptamine

: a naturally occurring or easily synthesized hallucinogenic drug C12H16N2 that is chemically similar to but shorter acting than psilocybin

called also DMT

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