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Psilocybin

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Andres Hernandez

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of Psilocybin

Psilocybin
Street Names
Magic mushrooms
shrooms
caps
boomers
Background
grown in Mexico and Central America/ South East Asia
Native rituals
Spores discovered in the temple of Angkor
discovered 9000 B.C in North African indigenous cultures
Medical use
depression
anxiety
cluster headaches
Type of drug
Hallucinogen
disrupts normal functioning of the serotonin system
in what form does the drug come in?
How is it administered?
eaten
brewed and consumed as tea
Short term effects
nausea
mild highness
altered feelings
distorted perseptions of touch, sight, sound, and taste
nervousness
paranoia
experience is either enjoyable or terrifying
long term effects
brain produces flashbacks of feelings and thoughts
disturbs normal function on the brain
causes illness and impaired memory
Neurotransmitter
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/240713.php
http://abovetheinfluence.com/facts/drugsmushrooms
websites used
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