The hallucinogenic world of tryptamines: an updated review

  title={The hallucinogenic world of tryptamines: an updated review},
  author={Ana Margarida Ara{\'u}jo and F. Carvalho and Maria de Lourdes Bastos and P. Guedes de Pinho and M{\'a}rcia Carvalho},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
  • Ana Margarida Araújo, F. Carvalho, +2 authors Márcia Carvalho
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of Toxicology
  • In the area of psychotropic drugs, tryptamines are known to be a broad class of classical or serotonergic hallucinogens. These drugs are capable of producing profound changes in sensory perception, mood and thought in humans and act primarily as agonists of the 5-HT2A receptor. Well-known tryptamines such as psilocybin contained in Aztec sacred mushrooms and N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), present in South American psychoactive beverage ayahuasca, have been restrictedly used since ancient times… CONTINUE READING
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