taraxein

noun

ta·​rax·​e·​in tə-ˈrak-sē-ən How to pronounce taraxein (audio)
: a substance originally reported to have been isolated from the blood of schizophrenics and to cause schizophrenic behavior but not chemically characterized or confirmed by later workers attempting to replicate the results

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“Taraxein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/taraxein. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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