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The researcher, Albert Hofmann, was synthesizing molecules from ergot—a fungus that commonly infects grains used for bread.
Derived from the ergot fungi, Albert Hoffman accidentally created LSD in a Swiss lab in 1938.
Sandoz scientists isolated a dozen ergot alkaloids in the hope of finding a few that might prove therapeutic.
Ergothioneine, or ergo, is actually an antioxidant amino acid that was initially discovered in 1909 in ergot fungi.
Experts now know that those symptoms are common among people with convulsive ergotism, or ergot poisoning, which is caused by a fungus that can grow on wheat, rye, and other similar grains.
Hofmann had been working with ergot, a rye fungus, hoping to develop a new and improved cardiovascular stimulant.
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ergoticplay \(ˌ)ər-ˈgät-ik\ adjective
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