anhalonium alkaloid

anhalonium alkaloid

[‚an·ə′lōn·ē·əm ′al·kə‚lȯid]
(pharmacology)
Any of the alkaloids found in mescal buttons, including hordenine and mescaline; used as a cerebral stimulant and motor depressant. Also known as cactus alkaloid.
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