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Human Pharmacology of Ayahuasca: Subjective and Cardiovascular Effects, Monoamine Metabolite Excretion, and Pharmacokinetics
The effects of the South American psychotropic beverage ayahuasca on subjective and cardiovascular variables and urine monoamine metabolite excretion were evaluated, together with the drug'sExpand
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Pattern of use and subjective effects of Salvia divinorum among recreational users.
BACKGROUND Salvia divinorum is a member of the Lamiaceae family and contains the psychotropic diterpene and kappa-opioid receptor agonist salvinorin-A. Originally a shamanic inebriant used by theExpand
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Antidepressant effects of a single dose of ayahuasca in patients with recurrent depression: a preliminary report.
OBJECTIVES Ayahuasca (AYA), a natural psychedelic brew prepared from Amazonian plants and rich in dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and harmine, causes effects of subjective well-being and may therefore haveExpand
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Subjective effects and tolerability of the South American psychoactive beverage Ayahuasca in healthy volunteers
Abstract. Rationale: Ayahuasca is a South American psychoactive beverage that contains the naturally occurring psychedelic agent N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT). This "tea" has been used for centuriesExpand
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Dopamine Agonist Increases Risk Taking but Blunts Reward-Related Brain Activity
The use of D2/D3 dopaminergic agonists in Parkinson's disease (PD) may lead to pathological gambling. In a placebo-controlled double-blind study in healthy volunteers, we observed riskier choices inExpand
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Personality, Psychopathology, Life Attitudes and Neuropsychological Performance among Ritual Users of Ayahuasca: A Longitudinal Study
Ayahuasca is an Amazonian psychoactive plant beverage containing the serotonergic 5-HT2A agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) and monoamine oxidase-inhibiting alkaloids (harmine, harmaline andExpand
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Effects of the South American Psychoactive Beverage Ayahuasca on Regional Brain Electrical Activity in Humans: A Functional Neuroimaging Study Using Low-Resolution Electromagnetic Tomography
Ayahuasca, a South American psychotropic plant tea obtained from Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis, combines monoamine oxidase-inhibiting β-carboline alkaloids with N,N-dimethyltryptamineExpand
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Assessment of addiction severity among ritual users of ayahuasca.
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive beverage used for magico-religious purposes in the Amazon. Recently, Brazilian syncretic churches have helped spread the ritual use of ayahuasca abroad. This trend hasExpand
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Pharmacology of ayahuasca administered in two repeated doses
RationaleAyahuasca is an Amazonian tea containing the natural psychedelic 5-HT2A/2C/1A agonist N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT). It is used in ceremonial contexts for its visionary properties. The humanExpand
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Ayahuasca: Pharmacology, neuroscience and therapeutic potential
Ayahuasca is the Quechua name for a tea obtained from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi, and used for ritual purposes by the indigenous populations of the Amazon. The use of a variation of the tea thatExpand
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