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 (sĭl′ə-sĭn, sī′lə-)
A potent hallucinogenic compound, C12H16N2O, related to psilocybin.

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(Chemistry) a hallucinogenic alkaloid which is the active metabolite of psilocybin; found in traces in psilocybin-containing mushrooms. Formula: C12H16N2O
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(ˈsɪl ə sɪn, ˈsaɪ lə-)

a psilocybin metabolite with strong hallucinogenic potency produced after ingestion of the mushroom Psilocybe mexicana.
[1955–60; psiloc (ybin) + -in1]
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Noun1.psilocin - a hallucinogenic compound obtained from a mushroom
hallucinogen, hallucinogenic drug, psychedelic drug, psychodelic drug - a psychoactive drug that induces hallucinations or altered sensory experiences
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Stanley Connell-Longman, from Bristol, is alleged to have committed the offence involving psilocin last May.
Six, of Merlin Crescent, Townhill, Swansea, admitted possession of psilocin with intent to supply, possession of alprazolam with intent to supply, possession of cocaine and possession of cannabis.
When officers returned with her to the family home they found more than 200g of psilocin -- an hallucinogenic drug found in magic mushrooms -- in a fridge in the kitchen and almost 2,000 powerful sedative tablets in a bedroom.
Focus: Motion to Suppress Evidence Denied Robert Holmes appeals a judgment convicting him of manufacturing psilocin and maintaining a drug trafficking place.
Court records show that he was convicted of possession of amphetamine, LSD and psilocin (derived from mushrooms) in Wisconsin in 2002; hallucinogen possession in Kansas in 2004, and marijuana possession in Kentucky in 2006.
Magic mushrooms containing psilocybin and its derivative psilocin can cause hallucinations and changes in perception.
Magic mushrooms containing psilocybin and its derivative psilocin can cause hallucinations, changes in perception and an altered sense of time.
Today, we are exploring inflammation, methylation, epigenetics, and neuroplasticity as major players; we are using innovative treatment interventions such as ketamine, magnets, psilocin, anti-inflammatories, and even botulinum toxin.
The mushrooms contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin and when taken colours, sounds and objects appear distorted.
Chemically, DMT is closely related to psilocybin and psilocin (4-hydroxy-N-dimethyltryptamine), as well as to bufotenine (5-hydroxy-N-dimethyltryptamine).
Magic mushrooms are mushrooms that contain the psychedelic compounds psilocybin and psilocin. Psilocybin is a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms, collectively known as psilocybin mushrooms.
Other common examples include psilocin, caffeine, nicotine, vincristine, reserpine, atropine, quinidine, ephedrine, strychnine and quinine.