tryptamine(redirected from Abramovitch-Shapiro tryptamine synthesis)
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1. A crystalline substance, C10H12N2, that is formed in plant and animal tissues from tryptophan and is an intermediate in various metabolic processes.
2. Any of various naturally occurring or synthetic derivatives of this compound, many of which have psychoactive properties.
a substance that occurs naturally in plant and animal tissue in certain natural metabolic processes and is produced synthetically for use as drugs, one example being LSD
a crystalline substance, C10H12N2, that is formed from tryptophan in the tissues and involved in various metabolic processes.