bufotenine


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bufotenine

[‚byü·fə′te‚nēn]
(organic chemistry)
C12H16N2O An active pressor agent found in the skin of the common toad; a toxic alkaloid with epinephrinelike biological activity.
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The monograph includes maps, chemical structure diagrams of bufotenine alkaloids, and illustrations of ritual drug paraphernalia and art.
Interestingly, bufotenine, the hallucinogen derived from toad poison, is also found in the seeds of Piptadenia peregrina, a species of Anadenanthera (Dobkin de Rios 1974: 148-50), which is widely used in snuff form by various South American and Caribbean peoples (Schultes 1972: 24, 26).
BANANAS may look phallic, but their sexy powers come from a substance called bufotenine, which helps make you happy and self-confident, rather like an orgasm.