bufotenine

bufotenine

[byoo-fuh-ten-een, -in]
noun Pharmacology.
a hallucinogenic bufotoxin derivative, C 12 H 16 N 2 O, used experimentally for its digitalislike action on the heart.
Also, bufotenin [byoo-fuh-ten-in] .


Origin:
1900–05; < Latin būfo toad + -ten (perhaps < Greek tén(ōn) sinew, tendon) + -ine2

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bufotenine

weak hallucinogenic agent active by intravenous injection, isolated from several natural sources or prepared by chemical synthesis. Bufotenine is a constituent of toad poison, the poisonous, milky secretion of glands found in the skin on the back of the animal. It was first isolated in 1934.

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