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mescaline

(mĕs`kələn), perception-altering substance found in peyotepeyote
, spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii), ingested by indigenous people in Mexico and the United States to produce visions. The plant is native to the SW United States, particularly S Texas, and Mexico, where it grows in dry soil.
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, any of a group of substances that alter consciousness; also called psychotomimetic (i.e., mimicking psychosis), mind-expanding, or psychedelic drug.
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mescaline

[′mes·kə‚lēn]
(organic chemistry)
C11H17NO3 The alkaloid 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine, found in mescal buttons; produces unusual psychic effects and visual hallucinations.

mescaline

, mescalin
a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C11H17NO3
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