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Definitions for psilocybin
ˌsɪl əˈsaɪ bɪn, ˌsaɪ lə-psilo·cy·bin

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psilocybin, psilocin(noun)

    a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom

Wiktionary

  1. psilocybin(Noun)

    A hallucinogenic alkaloid, Cu2081u2082Hu2081u2085Nu2082O·Hu2082POu2083, present in several species of Central American mushroom and producing effects similar to LSD.

  2. Origin: After German Psilocybin (coined by Albert Hofmann), from modern Latin psilocybe, from Greek ψιλός ‘smooth’ + κύβη ‘head’.

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  1. Psilocybin

    Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms. The most potent are members of the genus Psilocybe, such as P. azurescens, P. semilanceata, and P. cyanescens, but psilocybin has also been isolated from about a dozen other genera. As a prodrug, psilocybin is quickly converted by the body to psilocin, which has mind-altering effects similar to those of LSD and mescaline. The effects generally include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and spiritual experiences, and can include possible adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks. Imagery found on prehistoric murals and rock paintings of modern-day Spain and Algeria suggest that human usage of psilocybin mushrooms dates back thousands of years. In Mesoamerica, the mushrooms had long been consumed in spiritual and divinatory ceremonies before Spanish chroniclers first documented their use in the 16th century. In a 1957 Life magazine article, American banker and ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson described his experiences ingesting psilocybin-containing mushrooms during a traditional ceremony in Mexico, introducing the drug to popular culture. Shortly afterward, the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann isolated the active principle psilocybin from the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana. Hofmann's employer Sandoz marketed and sold pure psilocybin to physicians and clinicians worldwide for use in psychedelic psychotherapy. Although increasingly restrictive drug laws of the late 1960s curbed scientific research into the effects of psilocybin and other hallucinogens, its popularity as an entheogen grew in the next decade, largely owing to the increased availability of information on how to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of psilocybin in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of psilocybin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of psilocybin in a Sentence

  1. David Nutt:

    The brain is about organizing information and predicting the external world and we think psilocybin disrupts that and makes it more chaotic, people have hallucinations because instead of seeing the world as the brain expects it to be, you see what the brain is doing.

  2. George Greer:

    Additionally, a small portion of people have histories of psychotic or manic episodes, and psilocybin could worsen those conditions or trigger a relapse.

  3. George Greer:

    At present, only a handful of clinicians have been formally trained to administer psilocybin, all in university research projects, and none of them are in Colorado or Oregon.

  4. James Rucker:

    The conclusions that can be drawn are limited because the original trial was a crossover design, this means that in the original trial every participant eventually received psilocybin. Because of this, there is no control group in this current study. This means that we do not know whether the participants might have improved long term anyway, regardless of the treatment.

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