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 (byo͞o′fə-tĕn′ēn, -ĭn) or bu·fo·ten·in (-ĭn)
A toxic hallucinogenic alkaloid, C12H16N2O, obtained from the skin glands of toads of the genus Bufo or from some mushrooms.

[French bufoténine : Latin būfō, toad + probably Latin tenēre, to hold (because of its paralyzing effect); see ten- in Indo-European roots + French -ine, -ine; see -ine2.]


a tryptamine alkaloid with hallucinogenic properties, found in the skin of some species of toad and in some mushrooms and tropical shrubs
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The primary active components of the toad venom are the tryptamine alkaloids 5-MeO-DMT and 5-HO-DMT (bufotenin).
A preliminary chemical analysis, (GC/MS and TLC) of the material used in these experiments yielded mostly 5-MeO-DMT as the principal alkaloid, with no detectable bufotenin (P.