- a white, water-soluble, crystalline powder, C11H17NO3, obtained from mescal buttons, that produces hallucinations.
Origin of mescaline
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Lysergic acid (LSD), mescaline, and psilocybin cause illusions and hallucinations.
It is common to have a bad psychological reaction to LSD, mescaline, and psilocybin.
- a hallucinogenic drug derived from mescal buttons. Formula: C 11 H 17 NO 3
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Word Origin and History for mescaline
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- An alkaloid drug obtained from buttons of a small cactus (Lophophora williamsii) that has hallucinatory effects.
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