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  1. ibotenic acid(Noun)

    An isoxazole present in Amanita fungi, used as an insecticide.


  1. Ibotenic acid

    Ibotenic acid is a chemical compound that is naturally occurring in the mushrooms Amanita muscaria and Amanita pantherina, among others. Ibotenic acid is a powerful neurotoxin that is used as a "brain-lesioning agent" and has shown to be highly neurotoxic when injected directly into the brains of mice and rats.

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  1. Ibotenic Acid

    A neurotoxic isoxazole (similar to KAINIC ACID and MUSCIMOL) found in AMANITA mushrooms. It causes motor depression, ataxia, and changes in mood, perceptions and feelings, and is a potent excitatory amino acid agonist.


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