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Description

Bufotenine is a naturally occurring hallucinogenic alkaloid found in certain species of toads and plants. It is also known as 5-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (5-HO-DMT). It is structurally related to the neurotransmitter serotonin and is found in the skin and venom of certain toads.

Bufotenine is a Schedule I controlled substance in the United States, meaning it has a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use. It is illegal to possess, manufacture, or distribute bufotenine in the United States.

The toxic effects of bufotenine include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations. It can also cause rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, and seizures. Long-term use of bufotenine can lead to psychological dependence and addiction.

Associated brand names: None.

Synonyms
  • bufotenine
  • mappine
  • NN-dimethylserotonin
Classifications
  • hallucinogen
  • serotonergic

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