Agent Name

Psilocybine

Alternative Name

Psilocybin

CAS Number

520-52-5

Formula

C12-H17-N2-O4-P

Major Category

Biological Agents

Synonyms

Psilocybin; 3-(2-(Dimethylamino)ethyl)-1H-indol-4-ol dihydrogen phosphate ester; 3-(2-Dimethylaminoethyl)indol-4-yl dihydrogen phosphate; 3-2'-Dimethylaminoethylindol-4-phosphate; 4-Phosphoryloxy-omega-N,N-dimethyltryptamine; CY-39; Indocybin; O-Phosphoryl-4-hydroxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine; Psilocibin; Psilocibina [INN-Spanish]; Psilocin phosphate ester; Psilocybinum [INN-Latin]; Psilotsibin; Teonanacatl; 1H-Indol-4-ol, 3-(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl)-, dihydrogen phosphate (ester); Indol-4-ol, 3-(2-(dimethylamino)ethyl)-, dihydrogen phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mushroom Toxins

Description

Solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

The major hallucinogenic constituent of the sacred Mexican mushroom Teonanacatl; A controlled substance and psychomimetic; [Merck Index] Alkaloid found in certain mushrooms; [Hawley]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Mushrooms-hallucinogenic"; [HSDB] See "Serotonin hydrochloride."

Reference Link

INCHEM: Management of Poisoning by Unknown Fungi

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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