Definition of psilocybin
: a hallucinogenic indole C12H17N2O4P obtained from a fungus (such as Psilocybe mexicana or P. cubensis synonym Stropharia cubensis)
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Police said Schenkel was found to be in possession of ecstasy, psilocybin mushrooms, less than 10 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.
A 2006 study at Harvard showed significant remission of clusters in test subjects using small doses of psilocybin.
According to court documents: Mustoe allegedly was under the influence of psilocybin mushrooms the night of the incident.
Magic mushrooms, with the active ingredient psilocybin, do carry risks, though.
There is no lethal dose of psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, as The Guardian notes.
A car weaving on Interstate 70 near Grand Junction led police to find more than 2 pounds of marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms and two firearms, including an assault rifle in the vehicle on Tuesday night.
Micro-dosing involves taking a 10th of the typical recreational dose of LSD or of psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Also consigned to this category were psilocybin, the active ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, and later MDMA, or Ecstasy.
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Origin and Etymology of psilocybin
New Latin Psilocybe, fungus genus + 1-in
First Known Use: 1958See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of psilocybin
: a hallucinogenic indole C12H17N2O4P obtained from a basidiomycetous fungus (as Psilocybe mexicana or P. cubensis synonym Stropharia cubensis)
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