American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hallucinogenic compound, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana.
- n. A hallucinogenic alkaloid, C₁₂H₁₅N₂O·H₂PO₃, present in several species of Central American mushroom and producing effects similar to LSD.
- n. a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom
- After German Psilocybin (coined by Albert Hofmann), from modern Latin psilocybe, from Greek ψιλός ‘smooth’ + κύβη ‘head’. (Wiktionary)
- New Latin Psīlocybē, mushroom genus (Greek psīlos, bare + Greek kubē, head) + -in. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Test for cyanotic bruising when dried - MOST mushrooms (not all!) which contain psilocybin will generally have a grey-blue bruising on the stalk and cap.”
“New York Times report, preliminary research has shown that hallucinogens - such as psilocybin, which is derived from certain mushrooms - have proven effective at treating a range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and end-of-life anxiety.”
“Shrooms" is the common name for mushrooms that contain psilocybin, which is chemically related to LSD.”
“A transcendence hallucination can be triggered by neurological events like a seizure, stroke, or migraine aura; or by a drug such as psilocybin, but it also can be triggered by over or under-stimulation of the brain.”
“I almost called it "live action" something else, a kind of psilocybin cotton candy, the sheer vertiginous beauty of which at times engenders feelings not unlike rapture of the deep.”
“Buried on BBC4 when really it should be on in primetime, this appropriately mind-blowing documentary sees Michael Mosley take a trip through some of psychology's more sinister mind experiments – literally, in fact, as he's filmed taking psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms.”
“After swallowing the white pill, Edlich perused an art book for about a half-hour while waiting for the psilocybin to take effect.”
“One gram of psilocybin, the psychoactive ingredient in hallucinogenic mushrooms, is seen on a scale at New York University.”
“The New York University study Edlich participated in is among a handful now going on in the United States and elsewhere with drugs like LSD, MDMA (Ecstasy) and psilocybin, the main ingredient of “magic mushrooms.””
“In interviews, some psychiatrists who work with cancer patients reacted coolly to the prospects of using psilocybin.”
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