Definition of Mescaline

1. Noun. The hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons.




Definition of Mescaline

1. Noun. A psychedelic drug of the phenethylamine class found naturally in several species of cacti, including peyote, San Pedro, and Peruvian Torch. ¹

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Definition of Mescaline

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Medical Definition of Mescaline

1. 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine. Hallucinogenic alkaloid isolated from the flowering heads (peyote) of lophophora (formerly anhalonium) williamsii, a mexican cactus used in indian religious rites and as an experimental psychotomimetic. Among its cellular effects are agonist actions at some types of serotonin receptors. It has no accepted therapeutic uses although it is legal for religious use by members of the native american church. Pharmacological action: hallucinogens, serotonin agonists. Chemical name: Benzeneethanamine, 3,4,5-trimethoxy- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mescaline

mesarch
mesareic
mesarteritis
mesas
mesaticephalic
mesaticephalous
mesatipellic
mesatipellic pelvis
mesaxon
mescal
mescal bean
mescal beans
mescalin
mescaline (current term)
mescalines
mescalins
mescals
mesclum
mesclums
mesclun
mescluns
mesdames
mesdemet
mesdemoiselles
mese
mesectic
mesectoderm
meseemed

Literary usage of Mescaline

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1. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1896)
"While the animal under the influence of mescaline exhibits at times great ... It would appear that the convulsions produced by mescaline more closely ..."

2. Protecting Children in Substance-Abusing Families by Vickie Kropenske, Judy Howard (1995)
"mescaline reportedly has an intensely bitter taste. • Street names. ... Paraphernalia associated with mescaline abuse generally includes dried brown, ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"mescaline itself is listed only as "Exptl psychotomimetic agent," which affords little ... The search, however, associates mescaline clearly with sympatho- ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1898)
"mescaline has a purely paralysing effect on the brain ; but this is only seen ... The symptoms produced, both by the alcoholic extract and mescaline ('1 g. ..."

5. Political Psychos by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"They experimented with hypnosis and with the drug mescaline. mescaline is a quasi-synthetic extract of the peyote cactus, and is very similar to LSD in the ..."

6. Players in the Game: Destiny of Doom by Gyeorgos C. Hatonn (1993)
"They experimented with hypnosis and with the drug mescaline. mescaline is a quasi-synthetic extract of the peyote cactus, and is very similar to LSD in the ..."

7. Drugs of Abuseedited by Carol Gibson edited by Carol Gibson (1997)
"These buttons are generally chewed or soaked in water to produce an intoxicating liquid. The hallucinogenic dose for mescaline is about 0.3 to 0.5 grams ..."

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