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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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Hallucinogens known as NBOMes, although ingested like LSD, are chemically similar to mescaline.
Edward Paul Bollom was handed an 18-month prison term last year after taking cannabis, mescaline, LSD and class A drug 2CB into Guernsey.
Edward Paul Bollom, 32, was handed an 18-month prison term last year after taking cannabis, mescaline, LSD and class A drug 2CB into Guernsey.
adults, more than 21,000 of whom had used psychedelics, and found there are "no significant associations between lifetime use of any psychedelics, lifetime use of specific psychedelics (LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, peyote), or past year use of LSD and increased rate of any of the mental health outcomes" they examined.
When it emerges that the plane's undercarriage is malfunctioning and an emergency landing will have to be attempted, the attendants decide to keep spirits up by lacing the passengers' drinks with mescaline, and performing a comically choreographed version of the Pointer Sisters' "I'm So Excited," a song that aptly gives the spirited pic its English-language title.
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Some of the chemicals tested on human subjects included mescaline and the anticholinergic drug scopolamine.
The gatherings also bear semblance to the sub-language Henri Michaux elaborated in his mescaline drawings, where insect-like forms strung in gestural series violently shudder on the threshold of code.
Laced throughout the book are references to spirituality, meditation, the divine quest, mysticism, etc., intertwined with sacred mushrooms, peyote, mescaline, psilocybin, and LSD.
Historic and anecdotal evidence shows that natural sources of "psychedelic" drugs (e.g., mescaline and psilocybin) have been used in religious and spiritual settings for centuries, as well as for psychological self-enhancement purposes.
Henderson was handed a nine-month jail sentence, suspended for two years, at Teesside Crown Court in July last year after he was found guilty of inciting the cultivation of mescaline, psilocin and cannabis.
Smythies had published on mescaline phenomena in 1953 in the British journal for the Philosophy of Science.