Simplifying Science Descipher Logo   
Menu
S T E M
Drug or Toxic Substance:
'45-minute psychosis'
Do need help with a possible poisoning or toxicity?
Have you experienced a drug reaction?

Information displayed below is a subset of the entire knowledge base and may be incomplete intensionally or inadvertently. If you detect a serious error or want access to the complete knowledge base, please contact us.

Description

Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) is a naturally occurring psychedelic drug found in many plants and animals. It is a hallucinogenic substance that produces intense visual and auditory hallucinations, altered states of consciousness, and altered perceptions of time and space. It is also known as the “spirit molecule” due to its ability to induce spiritual experiences.

The toxic effects of DMT include increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, and agitation. It can also cause confusion, disorientation, and paranoia. In extreme cases, it can lead to seizures, coma, and even death.

Associated brand names:
  ▸ Ayahuasca
  ▸ Changa
  ▸ Dimitri
  ▸ N,N-Dimethyltryptamine
  ▸ Spirit Molecule

Synonyms
  • 'AMT'
  • 'businessman's LSD'
  • 'businessman's special'
  • 'businessman's trip
  • 'fantasia'
  • dimethyltryptamine
  • DMT
  • N-N-dimethyltryptamine
Classifications
  • hallucinogen
  • street drug
  • sympathomimetic

Detailed Disease Information (use the search buttons below to find details on these topics from other web sources)
All of the following must be considered when interpreting clinical findings and are too extensive to be covered on this site: