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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. psilocybin, psilocinnoun

    a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom

Wiktionary

  1. psilocybinnoun

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

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

Wikipedia

  1. Psilocybin

    Psilocybin ( sy-lə-SY-bin, ) is a naturally occurring psychedelic prodrug compound produced by more than 200 species of fungi. 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. Psilocybin is itself biologically inactive but is quickly converted by the body to psilocin, which has mind-altering effects similar, in some aspects, to those of LSD, mescaline, and DMT. In general, the effects include euphoria, visual and mental hallucinations, changes in perception, a distorted sense of time, and perceived spiritual experiences. It can also cause adverse reactions such as nausea and panic attacks. Imagery found on prehistoric murals and rock paintings of modern-day Spain and Algeria suggests that human usage of psilocybin mushrooms predates recorded history. In Mesoamerica, the mushrooms had long been consumed in spiritual and divinatory ceremonies before Spanish chroniclers first documented their use in the sixteenth century. In 1959, 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 the increasingly restrictive drug laws of the late 1960s curbed scientific research into the effects of psilocybin and other hallucinogens, its popularity as an entheogen (spirituality-enhancing agent) grew in the next decade, owing largely to the increased availability of information on how to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms. The intensity and duration of the effects of psilocybin are variable, depending on species or cultivar of mushrooms, dosage, individual physiology, and set and setting, as was shown in experiments led by Timothy Leary at Harvard University in the early 1960s. Once ingested, psilocybin is rapidly metabolized to psilocin, which then acts on serotonin receptors in the brain. The mind-altering effects of psilocybin typically last from two to six hours, although to individuals under the influence of psilocybin, the effects may seem to last much longer, since the drug can distort the perception of time. Possession of psilocybin-containing mushrooms has been outlawed in most countries, and it has been classified as a scheduled drug by many national drug laws.

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  1. psilocybin

    Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of fungi. It has a chemical structure similar to the neurotransmitter serotonin and is known for inducing hallucinogenic effects such as changes in perception, mood, and cognitive processes when ingested. It is most commonly known for its use in certain types of "magic mushrooms." Recently, the therapeutic potential of psilocybin for various mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety is being explored in scientific and medical research.

Wikidata

  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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  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. Michael Bogenschutz:

    Psychotherapy was an integral part of the treatment model, and so we can't make any statements about what the psilocybin would be doing in terms of therapeutic effects without that psychotherapeutic platform.

  2. Paul Stamets:

    These are self-reported citizen scientists projects and we have now around 14,000 people in our app where you register yourself and report your microdose, i'm going to say something provocative, but I believe it to my core : Psilocybin makes nicer people.

  3. Matthew Johnson:

    When someone's on psilocybin, we see an overall increase in connectivity between areas of the brain that don't normally communicate well, matthew Johnson also see the opposite of that -- local networks in the brain that normally interact with each other quite a bit suddenly communicate less.

  4. Paul Stamets:

    I'm going to say something provocative, but I believe it to my core : Psilocybin makes nicer people.

  5. David Hellerstein:

    Expert and time intensive psychotherapy is often not available in many locations and settings, if the psilocybin trip alone leads to decreased alcohol use, with very minimal psychotherapy support, that could make it possible to extend the treatment much more broadly.

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